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LIBRARY GUIDE TO WRT 3086 - Creative Nonfiction

Models: published creative nonfiction
Top Tier Magazines We access this magazine online content through databases, so that before you get to the issues of the magazine you will have to pass through ProQuest on your way. Also, this magazine has a public website with a paywall; outside the paywall you will find selected items from the magazine, but also blogs and other unique online content including creative nonfiction. See: http://www.theatlantic.com/.

*Indicates OU LIbrary full-content access through a database provider. The other sites have paywalls but do offer some free content, and are devoted/sympathetic to creative non-fiction as a genre.

2021 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines — Nonfiction
One man's ranking of the literary magazines by the number of Pushcart Prizes awarded to pieces they've published.
Books on Creative Nonfiction
Available Online (requires OU login)
Available in Print - 3rd Floor 
  • The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr - PS 3561 .A6929 Z46 2015
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott - PN 147 .L315 1994
  • Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola - PE 1408 .M548 2019 
  • The Truth of the Matter, by Dinty Moore - PE 1404 .M6635 2007
  • You Can’t Make this Stuff Up, by Lee Gutkind -  PN 3377.5.R45 G89 2012
Research for Information
Numbers about people and things:
  • US Census - current US census and updates.
  • DemographicsNow
    Provides access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or neighborhood level to identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Thanks to MeL.

Audio-Visual Sources:

ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

NAXOS Music Library
A collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 262,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database.

Alexander Street Video
Search across our streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press, including VAST, Nursing Education in Video, and World Newsreels Online.
Library Contact
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