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English-language Literature

A guide for conducting research on English-language literature from the UK, the US, and other anglophone countries.

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Zotero

Zotero is a free bibliographic management tool that can help you organize, save, and format citations. It can also enter and format footnotes or endnotes within Word and some other word processing programs. See this guide for help with this powerful tool. 

Library Services

Downloading and Printing from EEBO

Downloading and printing from Early English Books Online is a multi-step process. See this guide for help.

Style and Citation Help

Your professors will tell you which style they prefer you to use when writing your papers. The publishers of the three major styles, below, do not offer complete guides on the web, but OU has purchased access to the Chicago Manual of StyleThe best place to go for further help is the OU Writing Center

The American Psychological Association (APA) Style Blog and the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) can help with APA Style, used chiefly by disciplines in the social sciences.

The Chicago Manual of Style has an online edition. (OU login required)

The MLA Style Center and the Purdue OWL supplement the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook.The MLA (Modern Language Association) style of formatting and citing is used primarily in language and literature departments.

OU Department of English

Visit the homepage of the OU Department of English to learn about majors, minors, faculty and student projects, special programming, and more.