Creative Writing & Literature Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.


Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.


Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.


Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.


Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!

eBooks

Find the ebooks you need by searching either the library catalog, Alexandria, or by searching directly in our ebook collection from EBSCO.


Journals

Find current and archived journals in the South Room in the library. Print journals can be borrowed for one week. Some additional titles are also available for single issues and archives.


  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Earth's Daughters
  • Glimmer Train
  • Poets & Writers
  • Rattle
  • The Sun
  • Tin House

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:


Britannica Online

Additional Resources

Luna Park

This resource offers an array of materials and a directory for print and online magazines, literary events and writing contests.


New Pages

Check in here for calls for submissions, contests, workshops, and a number of other resources for writers.