- The Wiley Guide to Writing Essays about Literature / Paul Headrick (2014)
- A Student's Writing Guide : How to Plan and Write Successful Essays / Gordon Taylor (2015)
- Writing Themes About Literature / Edgar V. Rogers (1977) (Online at HathiTrust)
- Thinking on the Page : a College Student’s Guide to Effective Writing / Gwen Hyman ; Martha Schulman (2015)
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Well / Laurie Rozalois (2000) (Online) (Online)
- Ways of Reading : Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature / Martin Montgomery (2007) (Online) (Online)
- How to Read a Book / Mortimer J Adler (2011)
Grammar / Punctuation / Style
Consult these guides:
- English Language and Literature : Writing and Citing Resources (Carleton University)
- Grammar, Grammar (Morgan Library Research Guides)
- "Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?" YouTube, uploaded by Kevin deLaplante, 15, March 2010.
- Richard Digital Media. "Plagiarism Video for Schools." YouTube, uploaded by Richard Digital Media, 13,
September 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JwFWbPotBA.
When citing sources in MLA Style, always list the "core elements" in the order below. MLA no longer requires place of publication. Note: Every element must end with Commas or periods.
- Author. -------------- Period
- Title of source. ------- Period
- Title of container,
- Other contributors,
- Publication date,
- Location. ------------Period
Here are a few online resources to help with formatting your research essay: