Creative Writing

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Creative Writing

Whether you have a question about proper (or improper) English usage, you’re doing research for your novel, or you’re looking into publishing your poetry, UAPL has many resources to help.

Our Research Department has hundreds of titles to help you find whatever accurate information you need, and librarians to assist you in your research.

In addition to research, many aspiring authors would like information on editing, publishing, finding an agent, and marketing their works. We have several classic titles, updated annually, to help you succeed.

INDEXES/DATABASES

The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library’s premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number in order to access them.

  • Oxford English Dictionary – If you’re looking for more information on the meaning and history of a word, this is where to start.
  • History Resources – If you’re writing historical fiction, you may need to research what daily life was like in another time, or find exact details about a historical event. 
  • Science and Technology Resources – If you’re a speculative or science fiction writer, you may be inspired by learning about new technology.

REFERENCE RESOURCES

These materials are available for use in the Research Department of the Tremont Library. Click on the links for more location information.

Writing

Publishing

JOURNALS/MAGAZINES

Some current issues of the following magazine and journal titles are available for checking out, while some older issues may be accessed at the Main Library’s Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information.

WEBSITES

These recommended websites are chosen by a Reference Librarian as reliable sources of information for creative writing.

Writing

Traditional Publishing

Self-Publishing

Some of these sources have associated costs, but they are considered reliable in the industry. To learn more, see the Librarian’s Guide to Micropublishing.

Professional Reviews

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SEARCH STARTERS

Get started with your research by seeing what UAPL has in its collection on subjects related to creative writing.

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