Arts & Letters

The Arts & Letters program at Prescott College includes a wide variety of courses and areas of study,  including Dance & Transformation; Large Format Photography; Public Art: Mural Painting; Sudden Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story; Acting Workshop: Improvisation & Scene Study; Ceramics; Contemporary Perspectives in Photography; Creative Nonfiction; Dance & Improvisation; Digital Imaging; Directing Workshop; Documentary Photography; Fiction Writing; Foundations of Visual Art; Interpreting Nature Through Art & Photography; Literary Journal Practicum; Literature of the American Dream; Nature's Voice: Reading and Writing About Natural History; Basic Photo Exploration; Poetry Workshop; The Derivative Image: Abstract Painting; Visual Arts Exhibition Practicum: Gallery Management; Voices from the World Mosaic; and various Special Topics.

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias



 On the Reference Shelf (a brief sampling):

  • 2011 Poet's Market  PN1059.M3P59 REFERENCE
  • The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry  PN1022.C63 REFERENCE
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (series) PN771.C59 REFERENCE
  • Latin American Writers  PQ7081.A1L37 REFERENCE
  • Encyclopedia of Life Writing PR756.B56E53 REFERENCE
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians  ML100.N48  REFERENCE

Library Databases

  • EBSCOhost includes Academic Search Premier and MLA Bibliography.It provides full-text articles in over 4,700 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,250 journals in the collection.
  • GoogleScholar  "enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web".
  • JStor is a trusted archive of important scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. Prescott College subscribes to Arts & Sciences Collections I and IV, Biological Sciences Collection, and Language & Literature Collection.
  • ProQuest, including Research Library, Dissertations & Theses, provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 3,820 titles—over 2,550 in full text—from 1971 forward.


full text, academic content

Web Resources  

Citation Styles  

Handouts provide help in writing style, formatting your paper, and citing your sources, both in-text and in the References/Bibliography section.   

  • MLA Handbook  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition


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