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ENC 1102 (Powell - NWFSC): English Composition II: Emerald Coast Library Materials

Guide to doing research on selected short stories using the resources of UWF Emerald Coast Library and the Northwest Florida State College Learning Resources Center.

UWF Emerald Coast Library

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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.

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.

Map of Second Floor

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.

Library Cards

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.

Borrowing Materials

Check Out DeskNWF 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:

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.
Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Second Revised Edition. 7 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2001 (Ref. PN 3321 C7 2001)
Arranged by author, this set includes brief biographical information and summary analyses of the author's major works.
Masterplots II. Short Story Series. Revised Edition. 8 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2003. (Ref. PN 3326 M27 2004)
Synopses of major short stories with brief discussions of devices and themes. Arranged by title of work. Use the index in the last volume to locate works by a particular author.
Bedford Handbook. Ninth edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014. (Ref. PE 1408 H277 2014)
The chapter on "Writing MLA Papers" is found on pages 556-661. MLA documentation of references is described in the orange-edged pages beginning on page 582.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Eighth edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 2016. (Ref. LB 2369 G53 2016)
Guidance in how to format a research paper and cite references according to MLA style.

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