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Some reference titles for research in writing:

Linguistics Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC): Software available on DLC PC computers in Schewe Library. LIWC2015 is the gold standard in computerized text analysis and allows you to analyze your own writing. Basically, it reads a given text and counts the percentage of words that reflect different emotions, thinking styles, social concerns, and even parts of speech.

These databases will be the best bets for starting your research in writing. If you are having trouble finding articles, see our Finding Articles guide, or ask a librarian for help!

One excellent place to locate books on writing is in the Schewe Library Catalog or in the library on the shelves in the 070.5 range on the lower level (for publishing) or in the 808 range on the upper level (for style manuals). Inspiration can also always be found in any of the 800-899 ranges for literatures of the world. If you are having trouble finding more books, see our Finding Books guide. Here are some suggested titles:

Some example keywords to follow up on searches of your own in our local or I-Share catalogs:



Talk to your professor or look in your syllabus to determine which citation style you should use.

Scholarly articles may use a variety of APA, MLA, Chicago, or other styles. You can find more information on these styles in the Schewe Library citation guide.

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