I own copies of most of the printed books. If the library copy is not available, you may borrow mine.
Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies. 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008. I have a copy of the last print edition (2008) in my office. The electronic version was updated until 2017 and then discontinued. The contents of the 2014 verson have been made available on WikiSource at https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Literary_Research_Guide.
All of the Library’s English Language and Literature subject guides are listed here: https://libguides.uvic.ca/EnglishLit.
Library Guide to “Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History” written by Heather Dean is here: https://libguides.uvic.ca/c.php?g=704364&p=5010385.
Location of Resources
Books whose call numbers begin with Z are divided (not entirely logically) between the main floor Reference collection, and the compact shelving in the basement. Generally, style manuals and enumerative bibliographies are on the main floor, and books about the practice of textual criticism are in the basement. In the compact shelving area, non-circulating Reference books are shelved with the circulating collection and some of the bound journals.
Citing Your Sources
MLA Handbook. 8th ed. New York: MLA, 2016. See also The MLA Style Center: Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association. https://style.mla.org/. Buy a copy of this book if you don’t already have one.
Chicago Manual of Style Online. 17th ed. 2017. Online version thereof: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html. UVic has an institutional subscription to this resource. If you are on a campus connection, clicking on the link will take you directly to the resource. If you are off-campus or on a wireless connection, go the Library home page, select the Databases tab, and look for Chicago Manual by title.
Harner, James L. On Compiling an Annotated Bibliography. 2nd ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2000. Print.
Altick, Richard D., and John J. Fenstermaker. The Art of Literary Research. 4th ed. New York: Norton, 1993. Print.
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 4th ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2016. Print.
Butcher, Judith, Caroline Drake, and Maureen Leech. Butcher’s Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-Editors, and Proofreaders. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006. Print.
Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2012. Print.
Entering the Conversation
Belcher, Wendy Laura. Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2019. Print.
Graff, Gerald, and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 4th ed. New York: Norton, 2018. Print.
Germano, William. Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 3rd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2016. Print.
Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors. 5th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Print.
Being an Academic
Dunleavy, Patrick. Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write, and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Print.
Furstenberg, Frank F. Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. Print.
Goldsmith, John A., John Komlos, and Penny Schine Gold. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2001. Print and e-book.
Haggerty, Kevin D., and Aaron Doyle. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2015. Print and e-book. [Not seen.]
Hall, Donald. The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2002. Print.
Hall, Donald. The Academic Community: A Manual for Change. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007. Print.
Semenza, Gregory M. Colón. Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Print and e-book. [Take with a grain of salt.]
Toth, Emily. Ms. Mentor’s New and Ever More Impeccable Advice for Women and Men in Academia. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2008. Print and e-book.
Burnard, Lou, Katherine O’Keeffe, and John Unsworth, eds. Electronic Textual Editing. New York: Modern Language Association, 2006. Print. Online pre-print available at http://www.tei-c.org/About/Archive_new/ETE/Preview/.
Gaskell, Philip. From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method. Oxford: Clarendon, 1978. Print.
Greetham, D.C. Textual Scholarship: An Introduction. New York: Garland, 1992. Print.
Greetham, D.C, ed. Scholarly Editing: A Guide to Research. New York: MLA, 1995. Print.
Important journals in the field of textual criticism
Text: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies. Stacks P47 T4. (The journal of The Society for Textual Scholarship.)
English Manuscript Studies. Z115 E5E55.
Studies in Bibliography. Z1008 V55.
The Library. Z1007 L5.
See Year’s Work in English Studies (PE58 E6 and <http://www3.oup.co.uk/ywes>) for bibliographies of literary criticism and textual criticism in all fields of study.
Websites of Organizations
Note that many of these organizations offer scholarships and travel bursaries to students undertaking archival and bibliographical research!
Society for Textual Scholarship (STS). http://www.textual.org/. Gives Table of Contents for Text and full text of book reviews (but not of articles).
Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. http://etext.virginia.edu/bsuva/. Full text of Studies in Bibliography available here.
The Bibliographical Society of America. http://www.bibsocamer.org/. Has links to other bibliographical societies, as well as an overview of bibliographical resources on the web.
The Bibliographical Society of Canada. http://www.library.utoronto.ca/bsc/. Of special interest to Canadianists.
The Bibliographical Society of the United Kingdom. http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/. Has a lot of money available for scholars who need to use rare book materials in the UK.
SHARP: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, & Publishing. http://www.sharpweb.org/.
Other Websites of Interest
The Chronicle of Higher Education online Advice section: http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/.
University of Pennsylvania CFP site: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/.
The Professor is In. http://theprofessorisin.com/.
Modern Language Association (MLA): www.mla.org.
Association of Canadian Association of College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Graduate Caucus: http://www.accute.ca/gsc.html.
The Versatile PhD: http://versatilephd.com/.
Beyond Academe: http://www.beyondacademe.com/.