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UWF Emerald Coast Library
UWF Emerald Coast Library
The Fort Walton Beach Center is a joint campus of Northwest Florida State College and the University of West Florida.
By agreement, UWF is responsible for operating the library, but you are welcome to use our materials and services! You can even request to have library materials sent here from UWF's Pensacola campus or NWF's Niceville campus.
- Face coverings are encouraged but not required.
- Physical distancing is encouraged but will not be enforced.
- Please respect the health safety needs of others.
Emerald Coast Library Materials
Materials owned by the Emerald Coast Library are listed in the UWF Library Catalog.
Where are the books?
Books in the UWF Emerald Coast Campus Lib General Collection (also called FGEN) are located on the second floor of our library and may be checked out.
Books in the UWF Emerald Coast Campus Lib Reference collection are located on the first floor of our library and may not be checked out, but you are welcome to use them in the building!"
If you see a book owned at the UWF Pensacola campus (UWF Library Book Stacks), you can request to have it sent to the Emerald Coast Library. Please ask our library staff for assistance! We will call and/or email you when the book arrives.
NOTE: The Pensacola-to-Fort Walton library courier runs on Wednesdays only.
Your NWFSC Raider Card serves as your library card.
If you are a Northwest Florida State College student and have not checked out materials from our library, stop by our Check Out Desk to get registered in our system.
If you are enrolled in the 2UWF program, you may also use your UWF Nautilus Card to check out books and other materials.
NWF Students may check out six items from the Emerald Coast Library at a time.
Items may be returned or renewed at either the UWF Emerald Coast or Pensacola campus. Books checked out from the Pensacola campus may be returned or renewed at the Emerald Coast Library. Online renewal is also available. You may also return UWF Library materials at NWF Niceville, but you cannot renew items there.
Materials checked out from NWF Niceville Learning Resources Center may also be returned at the Emerald Coast Library, but you must renew them in Niceville, over the phone (850-729-5318) or online through the "My Account" function of the LRC Catalog.
Useful Resources in Reference Collection
We have materials in our Reference Collection (on our first floor) that may be useful to you for this assignment:
- Poetry Criticism. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991- (Ref. PN 1010 P499)
- More than 80 volumes of excerpted critical essays of poetry with biographical information on the featured poets. Use the cumulative indexes at the back of the last volume to find content in the entire set.
- Short Story Criticism. Detroit: Gale Research, 1988- (Ref. PN 3373 S386)
- More than 100 volumes of excerpted critical essays of short fiction with biographical information on the featured authors. Use the cumulative indexes at the back of the last volume to find content in the entire set. Entries for Dickens are found in volumes 17, 49 and 88.
- Critical Survey of Poetry. Second Revised Edition. 8 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2003 (Ref. PN 1021 C7 2003)
- Arranged by author, this set includes brief biographical information and summary analyses of the poet's major works.
- Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Second Revised Edition. 8 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2000 (Ref. PN 3451 C75 2000)
- Arranged by author, this set includes brief biographical information and summary analyses of the author's major works. The entry for Dickens is in volume 2.
- Poets: American and British. 3 vols. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998 (Ref. PS 303 P64 1998)
- Articles combining biography and criticism of major poets in the English language.
- Oxford Companion to English Literature. Fifth edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. (Ref. PR 19 D73 1985)
- Summary information on authors, works and movements in English literature.
- Bedford Handbook. 11th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2020. (Ref. PE 1408 H277 2020)
- MLA documentation of references is described Chapter 50. A sample paper in MLA format is presented in Chapter 51..
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Ninth edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 2021. (Ref. LB 2369 M52 2021)
- Guidance in how to format a research paper and cite references according to MLA style.