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The Siena College English Department will introduce you to literary cultures from around the world. You will choose from courses dedicated to thoughtful analysis of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, photography, and film. In addition, you will acquire skills essential to critical thinking, writing, collaboration, and communication.
To learn more about the English Department's programs:
ConnectNY - is a group of libraries within New York State whose members have created a combined catalog of their collections.
Interlibrary Loan - Tipasa is the electronic system you use to request an item through Interlibrary Loan.
Welcome to the English Guide
This guide serves as a general introduction to the resources in the Standish Library's collections that support the English Department curriculum. The resources included are just a selection from those available.
As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find these in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.