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English--Composition, Creative Writing, Literature, TESOL, Writing, Academic Writing

This guide covers sub-disciplines of the English Department and the broader topic of writing in all its forms.


Useful websites in addition to Purdue's OWL, which every CSUEB professor references.

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Can't find the article you want in our databases? Put in a request through ILLiad - InterLibrary Loan.

Your article will be delivered to you within 1-3 days, as a PDF so you can read it on your computer.


Search all of the Library databases and the Library catalog from one search box


In addition to the databases listed on the home screen and linked again here, there are other databases that either  contain information related to Englsh composition or which composition students can use, depending on the subject of the topics.  If your subject matters falls in another discipline, e.g., Education, Psychology, please consult those guides to find out which databases might be best for your subject.

If you are unsure of which database to use, "Ask a Librarian" (see box to the right).  If you need individual consultation, email me through the "feedback" page or my email under my profile on the home page of this guide.

Recent books

A couple of books to pique your interest.

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