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How to access quality information about English Literature and literary criticism, including books, periodical articles, and web sites. Research help, writing & grammar, and writing & citation help are covered.

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How to Search for English Information

There are several types of information available to English students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:


You can find a good selection of literature and literary criticism in our book collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.

Reference Books

This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches.


Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for recent reviews and literary criticism on recently published works. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.

Web Sites

The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.

English Mobile Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Writer App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Writer - Writing application without a traditional word processor. (Android)

Werdsmith App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Werdsmith - Enables you to write anywhere and share your work with others. (iOS)

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word - Create, edit, and share Word documents. (iOS) (Android)    




Byword App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Byword-Sync text documents across all your Apple devices, take all documents offline to access them anytime, filter documents by searching all text, and more. (iOS

MindNode App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
MindNode-Allows you to brainstorm, organize, and share your thoughts. (iOS)

Lists for Writers App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Lists for Writers-Delivers lists of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and more. (iOS)


GrammarUp-Grammar Up is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories. (iOS, Android)

iA Writer

iA Writer - writing app that offers a customizable keyboard, selective text highlighting, iCloud sync and more. (iOS)


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Austin, TX 78702

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