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American Women Writers Project

In this guide you will find lists of authors, books, and other digital and print resources to complete the English 11 American women writers project.

Your Assignment & Rubric for Grading

American Women Writers Project Description & Rubric: for Corridon's English 11 and Porter's English 11 + Porter's Annotated Works Cited Grading for the Research Project  - These are your guides to what goes into the project. Follow it closely to ensure you are meeting the highest standards for your research, writing, and documentation of sources. Please use NoodleTools to properly cite in Modern Language Association (MLA) style all images, database articles, websites, etc. Essentially, anything that is not your own words, thoughts or work must be cited.




This guide is designed to give a brief overview of women writers in America. Here you will find all sorts of materials available through the Oakdale High School Library on female novelists, poets, and playwrights—both classic and contemporary—including reference works, print and electronic books, as well as databases for articles.


Obviously this list isn't exhaustive, so if you feel that there are authors that should be included, please feel free to Schoology message or email me at

I will be adding more titles as time permits.

Research Tips

  • Use keywords found in the 'Subject Headings' of books you have found online or topics you are interested in and paste them into one of our databases or library catalogs. This can result in precise results.
  • Once you find a book in our catalog, click the 'Browse Virtual Shelf' link at the top of the page. This will show you what books surround it on the shelf.
  • If you find a book that is extremely relevant, look at the bibliography in the back of the book. This will show what sources the author used, and can lead to more information (albiet older information).