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Use the tabbed options below to engage in research in English

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This guide is designed to help you research topics for your English classes.  By clicking on the tabs at the top of each page, you can locate reference works and guides (for time-saving background material), appropriate databases (for magazine and journal articles), scholarly websites (that cover various aspects of the field), and maybe class handouts (used in English library classes).  Don't forget that you will have to cite and document the sources you use.  For that reason, each page has a link to the NDNU Libraries' guide to Citing Resources

Use the tabbed options to the left to engage in research in English.  Always remember that reference librarians are available to assist you as well.  Visit the Gellert Library homepage for our hours and contact options.


English at NDNU

The English Department provides students with a broad intellectual foundation in literature and culture while strengthening their abilities to express ideas in clear, accurate prose. In addition to studying classics of British and American literature, majors read literature of the world, Western and non-Western, as well as literature written by women and by persons of color. The department offers courses in advanced writing, technical writing and creative writing, including the award-winning campus literary magazine, The Bohemian.

Because the department is relatively small, students interact with professors and with each other on a personal level. Each year the English Department offers a number of creative activities for English majors as well as all NDNU students:

  • Creative Writers’ Series, featuring well-known writers who read from their works at the Wiegand Gallery
  • The Bohemian readings, when students read their works published in NDNU’s literary magazine, winner of the 2006 California College Media Competition
  • English Department Party, an annual spring gathering of faculty and students
  • Senior Seminar Presentations, when graduating seniors give oral presentations of their theses projects
  • Seminar in Humanities, a week-long summer workshop designed for teachers and future teachers of English
  • Shakespeare in Ashland, a week-long experience of great Shakespeare plays in the company of NDNU English teachers