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Creative Writing Resources

Library and internet resources for Creative Writing

MLA Handbook Plus

The go-to resource for writers of research papers and anyone citing sources is now available online. MLA Handbook Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook, the first editions of both the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy and the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, and a video course that teaches the principles of MLA documentation style through a series of short videos paired with quizzes, plus a final assessment.


This guide includes links to library databases where you can search for resources, books, and articles with information and critical studies about creative writing. It also includes useful websites with resources for writers.

Remember, librarians can help you with your research. 

Stetson's Creative Writing Program

Finding articles in Databases

You can also use the OneSearch box on the Library's homepage as an additional way to search for articles and other sources on creative writing.

Type in the terms or topic or interest.  Example:  science fiction creative writing.

Creative Writing Journals

The library's journals related to the Creative Writing field are listed below.

Reference Sources

Resources available in the Reference area, on the main floor. They cannot be checked out, but must be used in the building.

Finding books on creative writing

The library has many books related to the field of creative writing. Using the Library Catalog link above, search any of these subjects:

  • Creative writing
  • Authorship
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Television authorship
  • Playwriting

and limit your search to "Book" under "Type." To locate e-books on creative writing, use the same approach, except select EBOOK as the "Type" of book.

Some lists of print books on these subjects are provided below:

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