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Writing Studies Resources

Selected Journals

Information on specific journals devoted to the teaching of writing.

College Composition and Communication
UVM has access to this journal from 1950 forward. The most recent issues are available via the ProQuest access point.

College English
UVM has access to issues of College English since 1939. Early years are in print and online while more recent are online only. Note that the most recent issues will be available via the ProQuest access point not the NCTE access point.

This journal and web site provides access to all areas of pedagogy in higher education.

JAC (Journal of Advanced Composition)
UVM has online access to JAC (known as Journal of Advanced Composition until 1994) 1980 until 2014 (this is a rolling end date). Articles from recent issues will have to ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Rhetoric Review
UVM has online access to Rhetoric Review starting with issues from 1982 through the present.


Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Journals
The WAC publishes several Open-Access journals on issues related to the teaching of writing. These include:  Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and The Journal of Basic Writing.

See also the Council on Writing Program Administrators listing on Journals in Rhetoric & Composition

Article Databases & More

Articles on topics related to composition will largely come from the field of composition studies but the literature of other disciplines will often also include material on teaching writing in that discipline. Likewise the literature of Education will broadly address issues about teaching and learning.

Finding Books at UVM and Beyond

Use these tools to search for books in the UVM Library Collections. Can also be used to identify what magazine and newspapers the library has. Both materials in all formats, print, online, microfilm, and more.

Citation Management

Easily save citations from library databases or the web by clicking on an icon in the address bar of your browser. Cite while you write capability with Microsoft Word (additional download). Zotero is installed on computers in the Reference area.


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