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College Writing

This guide provides resources and tips for academic writing in different forms- essays, reports, research papers, and more.

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Downtown: 804.523.5211
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Sample college writing books at Reynolds Library

Browse the book shelves

You can browse the following call number areas to find books on these writing topics:

  • General College Writing  PE1408
  • Argumentative Writing  PE1431
  • English Grammar  PE1112
  • ESL Writing  PE1128
  • Essay Writing  PE1429    PE1471
  • Paragraph Writing   PE1408.S779   PE1441 
  • Research Papers  LB2369
  • Writing about Business, Literature, and the Social Sciences   PE1479

Search for books by subject terms

Click on the sample subject keyword searches below to find books in the Reynolds Library collections.

  • academic writing
  • criticism & authorship
  • English language & composition
  • English language & grammar
  • English language & paragraphs
  • English language & rhetoric
  • essay & authorship
  • exposition
  • report writing

Search the Reynolds Libraries Catalog



Off-Campus Access

If you click on any Reynolds Libraries database link (including direct links to specific articles, eBooks and videos) from off-campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. Use your My Reynolds username & multifactor authentication (MFA) to access any of the library databases from off-campus. 

  1. From the Virginia's Community Colleges login screen, enter your username then click on the Go button.
  2. When prompted, enter your Authorizing PIN number on your mobile phone.

For more detailed information on accessing resources from Reynolds Libraries databases from off-campus, click here.

If you cannot login from off campus, email or call 804.523.5211 - or - 523-5220.

ProQuest Central eBooks Note: If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from ON or OFF campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from the library catalog, you will also be prompted to select your institution, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.