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Style Guides | Citation of Electronic Information Sources

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American Psychological Association. Concise Rules of APA Style.

Composition/Style. Composing and revising; Document design; Sentence style; Word choice; Correctness; Grammatical sentences; Punctuation; Mechanics; MLA: MLA papers APA/CMS: APA papers, Chicago papers
BF76.7 .C66 2010 Reference; 2005 Stacks

American Psychological Association (APA). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th Ed.

Guidelines for authors preparing manuscripts. Form and style accepted by readership in psychology.

BF76.7 .P83 2010 Reference and Stacks


Szuchman, Lenore T. Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy. 4h Ed.

BF76.8 .S98 2008 Reference

American Sociological Association. ASA Style Guide. 2nd Ed.

HM45 .A37 1997 Reference


A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Kate L. Turabian; revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press editorial staff.
LB2369 .T8 2013 Referehnce
; 2007 Stacks

The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing
. 15th Ed.
Writing, spelling, abbreviations, capitalization, etc. Also a section on eliminating sexism and racism.

PN147 .C36 2008 Reference; 1997 Stacks

Chicago Manual of Style Online


Chicago Manual of Style. 16th Ed.
Intended for authors and editors, but is cited for documenting data from electronic sources.
Z253 .U69 2010 Reference; 2003 Stacks

Cook, Bruce and Harold Martin. UPI Stylebook and Guide to Newswriting. 4 th Ed.
An authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing.
PN4783 .M47 2004 Reference

Greer, Michael. What Every Student Should Know about Citing Sources with MLA Documentation.
PN171 .F56 G74 2007 Reference (pamphlet)

Purdue University. MLA Update
These changes went into effect April 2009 with the release of MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)

Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style

Gibaldi, Joseph & Walter S. Achtert. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed.
A version of the MLA (Modern Languages Association) Style Manual designed for students.
PN147 .G53 2003 Reference and Stacks

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 2nd ed.
The MLA Style Manual is aimed at graduate students, scholars, and professional writers and treats scholarly
publishing practices, with chapters on theses and dissertations.
PN147 G54 1998 Reference and Stacks

B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University. Research Process and Citation Style


Modern Humanities Research Association. MHRA Style Guide: A Handbook for Authors, Editors, and Writers of Theses.
PN147 .M652 2002

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Theses and Dissertations. 7th ed. rev. J. Grossman & A. Bennett.
Covers the presentation of typed essays: quotations, footnotes and bibliographies. Based on the University of Chicago Press style guide, which some professors prefer to MLA style.
LB2369 .T8 2007 Reference and Stacks

Pears, Richard and Graham Shields. Cite them Right: The Essential Referencing Guide. Revised and expanded ed.
Offers clear advice on how to avoid plagiarism and provide correct references.

PN171 .F56 P43 2008  Reference

Cook, Bruce and Harold Martin. UPI Stylebook and Guide to Newswriting . 4 th ed.
A n authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing.
PN4783 .M47 2004


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APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources
6th Ed.

The Ow
l at Purdue. MLA Formatting and Style Guide

(Click on “Works Cited: Electronic Sources” near the bottom of the page)
The Owl at Purdue. APA Formatting and Style Guide

American Psychological Association (APA). How to Cite Information From the Internet and the World Wide Web

Reference Examples for Electronic Source Materials. Note: This material is extracted from the 5th edition of APA's Publication Manual (© 2001).

Caron, Rosaire (Université Laval). Comment Citer un Document Électronique?

Duke University . Citing Sources, Guide to Library Research .
Quick "how do I cite..." menu makes navigation easy.

Bedford St. Martin's Online Using Chicago Style to Cite and Document Sources
Covers the Chicago Style .

Li, Xia & Nancy B. Crane. Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information. 2nd ed.
Guide to the citation of electronic sources using both MLA and APA styles.
PN171 .F56L5 1996 Reference

Crouse, Maurice. Citing Electronic Information in History Papers.

Université Laval. Comment citer un document électronique?

University of Alberta. Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronics Source.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Style Guides and Resources


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Writing a Great Research Paper [videorecording] 10 volumes.
An easy-to-use resource that guides students along the entire process of writing a great research paper. "Step-by-step guide to constructing a paper that’s technically correct."

DVD Video .W939 2007

Badke, William. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog. 4th Ed.
Z710 .B22 2008 Reference and Stacks      Online Abridged Version      .

Becker, Howard Saul. Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It.
Provides a variety of techniques for social science research: methods of sampling; development of concepts; and systematic exploration of the implication of what is found.
H91 .B38 1998 Reference


Bolner, Myrtle S. and Gayle A. Poirier. The Research Process: Books and Beyond.
Z710 .B6 1997


Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research.
Guide to mastering the art of research for a term paper, article or book.
Q180.55 .M4B66 2008 Reference and Stacks

Branscomb, H. Eric. Casting Your Net: A Student's Guide to Research on the Internet.
Teaches Internet research skills, emphasizing evaluation of information. Covers Boolean logic, search engines and ranking results. Well-organized tool for students to use the Internet effectively.
LB1047.3 .B74 1998 Reference


Buckley, Joanne. Fit to Print: the Canadian Student's Guide to Essay Writing. 6th ed.
Guides the student through developing, designing, drafting, and ultimately, writing the essay, as well as reviewing the results.
LB2369 .B83 2004 Reference; 1998 Stacks

Campbell, David and Mary V. The Student's Guide to Doing Research on the Internet.
Designed to provide skills in using Internet tools and a set of resources in each of the major disciplines for students in all programs of study.
LB2369 .C28 1995 Reference

Coyle, William. Research Papers. 10th ed.
Covers all aspects of writing papers: choosing a topic, finding material, and organizing and writing essays. The section on notes and bibliographies presents the favoured style in each discipline.
LB2369 .C65 1997 Reference; 1985 Stacks (6th ed.)


Giltrow, Janet. Academic Writing: Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines. 3rd ed.
Guide to structure and style of academic papers. Deals briefly with making presentations and writing exams.
PE1408 .G55 2001 Reference; 1995 Stacks

Good, Steve and Bill Jensen. The Student's Only Survival Guide to Essay Writing.
This guide provides strategies for researching, organizing and writing an essay.
PE1471 .G6 1995 Reference and Stacks

Kane, Thomas and Karen Ogden. The Canadian Oxford Guide to Writing: A Rhetoric and Handbook.
A Canadian edition of The New Oxford Guide to Writing, with the work of Canadian writers included in the examples.
PE 1408 .K3 1993 Reference and Stacks


Kaye, Sanford. Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process.
Instructs in the planning, preparation and execution of research and exam writing.
PN151 .K38 1990 Reference and Stacks

Lane, Nancy, Margaret Chisholm and Carolyn Mateer. Techniques for Student Research: A Comprehensive Guide for Using the Library.
Searching principles on the use of printed and electronic works, online catalogues, indexes and the Web.
Z710 .l36 2000 Reference


Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. 11th ed.
Step-by-step explanation of the research-writing process: narrowing the focus to a manageable topic; locating source materials and taking notes; analysing, evaluating, and interpreting materials; arranging and classifying materials; writing clearly and accurately; and citing documents.
LB2369 .L4 2005 Reference; 1999 Stacks


Lipson, Charles. Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles - MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, professions and MoreLearning how to cite sources correctly and avoid plagiarism is the main objective of this guide.
PN171 .F56 L55 2006 Reference and Stacks


Lunsford, Andrea and Robert Connors et al. The St. Martin's Handbook for Canadians 2nd ed.
A guide to composition, research and writing in various disciplines.
PE1112 .L865 1995 Reference; 1991 Stacks


Marcil Claude, Comment Chercher: Les Secrets de la recherche d'Information à l'Heure d'Internet.
Z711 .M368 2001 Reference


Messenger, William E. and Jan De Bruyn. The Canadian Writer's Handbook. 4th ed.
PE1408 .M48 2005 Reference; 1995 Stacks

Metter, Ellen. The Writer's Ultimate Research Guide.
Written by a librarian, this book teaches how to conduct library research, online searching for articles and accessing other libraries. Gives titles and descriptions of reference sources.
PN146 .M46 1995 Reference


Myers, Tony. Upgrade Your English Essay.
This guide focuses on three key strategies for upgrading an English essay: answering the question and making a strong argument, analyzing language and examining literary technique, and discussing genre and considering context.
PE1404 .M9 2002 Stacks


Northey, Margot. Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Writing and Style. 4th ed.
Covers the main types of student writing. Includes sections on errors common in student writing and on documentation styles in the humanities and sciences.
LB2369 .N67 2002 Reference;1993 Stacks

Northey, Margot and Margaret Procter. Writer's Choice: A Portable Guide for Canadian Students.
A handbook about university reading and writing written by UofT faculty: used in most First-Year Seminar courses. Defines what is expected in essays, critiques, lab reports;
advises on style and documenting sources.
LB2369 .N677 1998 Reference and Stacks


Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Treats the major components of the processes involved in writing for university courses. Divided into sections on thinking, style structure, evidence, documentation and mechanics.

Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda. The College Student's Research Companion. 3rd ed.
Basics of the research process in academic libraries: planning for research and types of library materials, online catalogue searching, library classification systems, reference sources, periodical article indexes, e-resources, using the web, and evaluating and citing resources.
Z710 Q37 2003 Reference; 2000 Stacks

Stewart, Kay. Et al. Essay Writing For Canadian Students. 4th ed.
Step-by-step guide to the process of writing essays, with Canadian examples.
LB2369. S87 1998 Reference; 1985 Stacks

Strunk, William Jr. The Elements of Style. 4th ed.
The rules of usage and principles of composition commonly violated. Also leaner and more effective writing.
PE1408 .S772 2000 Reference and Stacks See also online http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing.
Deals clearly with titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, with examples.
LB2369 .S96 2012 Stacks

Sylvan, Barnet, et al. The Practical Guide to Writing: with Readings and Handbook  2nd Canadian ed.
Stresses writing as a process which involves both reading and critical thinking This text helps students to create skillful essays in exposition, analysis, and persuasion.
PE1408 P733 2007

Troyka, Lynn Quitman. Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers. 3rd Canadian ed.
All aspects of writing essays: planning, research, drafting MLA and APA styles, revising, writing paragraphs, writing argument, grammar and punctuation.
PE1408 .T696 2002 Reference; 1999 Stacks

Woodward, Jeannette A. Writing Research Papers: Investigating Resources in Cyberspace. 2nd ed.
LB2369 .W66 1999


Writing at the University of Toronto.
Contains over 140 files on academic writing, links to other Web resources, and information about writing instruction at the university.

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III. AUTHORSHIP [Writing Skills]

Baker, Sheridan. The Practical Stylist. 8th ed.
A compact and readable textbook, emphasizing ways to structure arguments.
PE1408 .B285 1998 Reference and Stacks


Bowdoin College History Department. Reading, Writing, and Researching for History
This extensive guide to writing history papers is divided "into several categories: reading, writing, researching, and
evaluating"; some topics about thesis writing are covered in depth in several different sections.


Clark, Roy Peter. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.
For writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations, and more come 50 indispensable tools.
PN145 .C63 2006 Stacks

Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane E. Aaron. The Little Brown Handbook. 6th ed.
Deals widely with how to get ideas, writer's block, punctuation, citing sources, and more.
PE1112 .F64 1995 Reference


Hall, Donald and Sven Birkerts. Writing Well. 9th ed.
A comprehensive guide to all aspects of writing, from preparing an essay to a research project. Exercises for practising the grammatical and structural methods are outlined.
PE1408 .H312 1998 Reference and Stacks

Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors. 4th ed.
Publishing practices: the use of computers for composition and desktop typesetting. Deals with electronic publishing (databases, CD-ROMs, etc.) and commercial scholarly publishing.
PN146 .L84 2002 Reference; 1995 Stacks


O'Conner, Patricia T. Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing .
Part I deals with subject knowledge, audience analysis and organization. Part II covers writing mechanics e.g., verb choice, construction of sentences and paragraphs and general grammar matters. Part III handles such things as rhythm, point of view and practical matters, including writer's block.
PN147 .O27 1999 Stacks


University of Minnesota (UM) Libraries. QuickStudy: Library Research Guide.
E ight modules are designed to teach library research techniques.


Zinsser William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction . 25 th Anniversary Edition.
Chapters on usage, audience, interviews, science and technical writing and business writing.
PE1429 .Z5 2001 Stacks


Barber, Katherine. Canadian A - Z of Grammar, Spelling, & Punctuation.
PE1097 C35 2006

Cochrane, James Between you and I: a little book of bad English.
Covers roughly two hundred words, phrases, and expressions that are frequently misused, mispronounced, or misspelled.
PE1460 .C63 2004

Colter, Rob. Grammar to Go: The Portable A-Zed Guide to Canadian Usage . 3 rd Ed.
Real world writing, using authors like Annie Dillard, Richard Rodriguez, John McPhee, Alice Walker, Tim O'Brien, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cornel West.
PE1112 C58 2005 Stacks




Denning, Keith and William R. Leben. English Vocabulary Elements .


Provides the student with a larger, more expressive vocabulary and a deeper understanding of the English language.


PE1449 D424 2007 Stacks


Fee, Margery. Guide to Canadian English Usage. 2 nd Ed.
PE 3235 .F44 2007 Reference; 1997 Stacks


Grammar, Usage and Style electronic sources on refdesk.com


Greenbaum, Sidney. The Oxford English Grammar.
Introduction to basic grammatical concepts, parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, problems of usage, spelling and pronunciation rules.
PE1112 .G87 1996 Reference

Hacker, Diana. A Canadian Writer's Reference . 3rd
Covers composition and revision, grammar and word choice, and documentation of sources.
PE1408 .H3 2004 Reference; 1996 Stacks


Hicks, Wynford. Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them .
Useful and non-pedantic guide to good English.
PE1464 .H53 2004 Reference


Jenkins, Evan. That or Which, and Why: A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors . .
Brief, alphabetically arranged entries on the major writing stumbling blocks.


PE1460 .J46 2007 Stacks w


Hodges, John C. and Mary E. Whitten. Harbrace College Handbook for Canadians . 6th ed.
Guide to grammar, including spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.
PE1112 .H6 2003 Reference; 1999 Stacks

LePan, Don. The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English . 5th ed.
The examples identify and correct those errors frequently made in written English.
PE1460 .B76 2003 Reference; 1998 Stacks


O'Conner, Patricia. Woe Is I: The Grammaphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English.
Basic grammar in an entertaining format.
PE1112 .O28 2003

Partridge, Eric. Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English. New ed.
A dictionary of proper English usage.
PE1480 .P17 1995 Reference


Peters, Pam. The Cambridge Guide to English Usage.
More than four thousand entries teach about the do's and don't's of effective language use, including grammatical terms and concepts with cross-references that make it easy to find whatever one may be looking for.
PE1464 .P48 2004 Reference


Schwartz, Marilyn and The Task Force on Bias-Free Language of the Association of American University Presses. Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing.
This book teaches writing that is free from discrimination or disparaging language.
PE1460 .S474 1995 Reference

Seely, John. The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking.
It offers guidance on how to plan, draft, and edit an extended piece of writing for academic purposes; how to lay out pages; and how to use word processors to make the results effective.
PE1408 .S44 1998 Reference


Swales, John M. and Christine B. Feak. Academic writing for graduate students: essential tasks and skills . 2 nd ed.
PE1408 .S7836 2004 Reference


Troyka, Lynn Quitman. Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers . 3rd Canadian ed.
Drafting, writing and revising an essay are the focus, with sample papers in MLA and APA style.
PE1408 .T696 2002 Reference; 1999 Stacks


Truss, Lynn . EATS SHOOTS & LEAVES: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.
Examines the characteristics and uses of various punctuation marks.
PE1450 .T75 2004 Stacks

University of Richmond . Writer's Web Topic Index & Search Engine .
  Explore topics by stages of the writing process.


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Art | Biology | Book Reviewing | Business Writing | Economics | Fiction | Film Criticism | Geogrpahy | History | Law | Literature | News | Philosophy | Physics | Political Science | Proposals | Psychology |
Science & Technology
| Social Sciences | Sociology


Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Art . 8th ed.
Uses sample essays to assist in the writing of art criticism and analysis.
N7476 .B37 2005 Reference; 2003 Stacks

Pechenik, Jan. A Short Guide to Writing about Biology . 5 th ed.
Covers the types of biology undergraduate writing assignments. Also instructs students in locating research articles and in using computers to prepare written work.
QH304 .P43 2004 Reference; 1993 Stacks


Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Literature. 2nd Canadian ed.
Promotes critical reading as well as how to write essays about fiction, poetry, drama and film.
PN81 .B35 2004 Reference; 1997 and 1992 Stacks

Galvan, Jose L. Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
H61.8 .G348 1999 Stacks

Lindholm-Romantschuk,Ylva. Scholarly Book Reviewing in the Social Sciences and Humanities: The Flow of Ideas within and among Disciplines.
H61.8 .L56 1998 Stacks

Robarts Library, Reference & Research Services. Book Reviews -Humanities & Social Sciences Research Guide.

AMA Style Guide for Business Writing.
Collection of guidelines designed specifically for business managers. Teaches clarity in communication through reports, memos, letters or speeches.
HF5726 .A49 1996 Reference

Brusaw, Charles T. et al. The Business Writer's Handbook . 7th rev. ed.
Includes examples of formal reports and advice on literature reviews and library research.
HF5726 .B874 2003 Reference; 1993 Stacks

Meador, Roy. Guidelines for Preparing Proposals. 2nd ed.
A guide to writing proposals for business.
HF5718.5 .M43 1991 Reference

Morris, David and Satish Chandra. Guidelines for Writing a Research Report.
Basic steps used in writing a research report. An overview of the marketing research process. "Structure of a Research Report" chart may be used as a template to assess your research projects.
LB2369 .M67 1993 Reference

McCloskey, Donald N. The Writing of Economics.
How to write the economics paper - the audience, the style, the terminology, the rhetoric.
PE1479 .E5M33 1987 Reference

Dufresne, John. The Lie that Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction.
Initiates the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words.
PN3355 .D88 2003 Stacks


Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Literature. 2nd Canadian ed.
Promotes critical reading as well as how to write essays about fiction, poetry, drama and film.
PN81 .B35 2004 Reference; 1997 and 1992 Stacks

Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. 5th ed.
Fills the gap between writing manuals and film studies texts with writing lessons as they apply specifically to film criticism. The emphasis is on the analytical writing done in most film courses.
PN1995 .C66 2004 Reference; 1998 Stacks


Miliken University. Miliken Review. "How to Write a Movie Review"

The University of Chicago Web page. "How to Write a Movie Review "


Northey, Margot and David B. Knight. Making sense: a Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Geography & Environmental Sciences. 2nd Updated Ed.
A good reference source on how to write and cite in Geography papers .
G74 .N67 2005 Reference; 2001 Stacks

Benjamin, Jules R. A Student's Guide to History . 10 th ed.
Introduction to the study of history and history courses. A model term paper shows how to apply the techniques discussed.
D16.3 .B4 2007 Stacks; 1998 Stacks


Butler, L.J. and Anthony Gorst. Modern British History: A Guide to Study and Research.
Offers studies of theoretical issues, effective use of archives and libraries and the use of the Internet and on-line databases. Covers aspects of political, diplomatic, military, social, gender, economic, business and imperial and commonwealth history.
DA4 .M63 1997 Stacks

Crouse, Maurice. Citing Electronic Information in History Papers.
Online http://history.memphis.edu/mcrouse/elcite.html

Mabett, I. W. Writing History Essays: A Student’s Guide.
The author shows how history differs from other disciplines, outlines the methods of historical research and writing, and clearly illustrates their application to writing assignments, essays and dissertations in history.

Marius, Richard. A Short Guide to Writing about History . 4th ed.
Discusses the different modes of historical writing and provides a sample research paper in history.
D13 .M294 2002 Reference; 1995 Stacks

Munslow, Alun. The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies.
Entries on key ideas, issues, and concepts: class, empiricism, hermeneutics, inference, metanarrative, relativism teleology, etc.
D13 .M87 2000 Stacks

Rael, Patrick, Bowdoin College History Department. Reading , Writing, and Researching for History
Extensive guide divided "into several categories: reading, writing, researching, and evaluating"; some topics about thesis writing are covered in depth.


Richards, Michael D. Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century World History.
For students looking for essay and term-paper topics. 100 events that shaped the 20th century. Each entry contains a description of the event, followed by six research suggestions. Sources include books, nonbook materials, and Web sites.
D421 .R47 2000 Reference


Stout, Neil R. Getting the Most Out of Your U.S. History Course: The History Student's Vade Mecum. For first year students studying history. Outlines steps in researching and writing papers and book reviews.
PAM E175.8 .S874 1993 Reference (This is a pamphlet -- ask the Reference Librarian.)

Williams, Robert C. The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History.
Researching primary and secondary sources, writing, providing documentation. Glossary of historical terms.
D16 .W62 2007 Stacks


University of Toronto. Writing about History.



Faulk, Martha and Irving M. Mehler. The Elements of Legal Writing: A Guide to the Principles of Writing Clear, Concise, and Persuasive Legal Documents.
Covers such fundamentals of legal writing as tone, legalese, visual appeal and language use.
KF250 .F38 1994 Reference

Tjaden, Ted . Legal Research and Writing . 2 nd ed.
Practical skills needed for print and online legal research, as well as for legal writing.
KE250 .T53 2004 Reference

Baker, Nancy L. and Nancy Huling. A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature. 5th ed.
An introduction to the process of doing literary research. Step-by-step instructions on using library catalogues, locating articles in periodicals, using the MLA Bibliography (in print and online) and finding book reviews.
PR56 .B34 2000 Reference

Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing about Literature . 11th ed.
Promotes the practice of critical reading as well as how to write essays about fiction, poetry, drama and film.
PE1479 C7 B3 2009 Reference; 2004 Stacks

Fabb, Nigel and Alan Durant. How to Write Essays, Dissertations and Theses in Literary Studies.
A comprehensive guide to all aspects of academic study including how to read a book or article, researching and writing essays, exams and dissertations.
PE1479 .C7F33 1993 Reference

Guerin, Wilfred et al. Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature . 5th ed.
Provides good definitions and examples of, among others, psychological, feminist, structuralist and post-structuralist readings of literature.
PN 81.G8 2005 Reference; 1999 Stacks


Griffith, Kelley Jr. Writing Essays about Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet . 7th ed.
Provides help in how to read literature. Detailed guidance for writing about literature. Stylistic guidance in the final steps of revising and editing.
PN83 .G72 2006 Reference; 2002 Stacks


Harner, James L. Literary Research Guide: an Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies . 4th ed.
An annotated guide for study of British literature, American, and other literatures in English.
Z2011 .H34 2002 Reference; 1998 Stacks


Kirszner,Laurie G., Stephen R. Mandell, Candace Fertile. Literature: Reading , Reacting, Writing .
Covers writing about fiction, poetry, and drama.
PE1479.C7 K57 2007 Stacks


Roberts, Edgar V. Writing About Literature. 10th ed.
Concentrates on literary problems as they bear on writing themes. Provides specific directions on how to handle the various types of literary themes, with excellent examples.
PE1408 .R593 2003 Reference; 1999 Stacks

Rooke, Constance. The Clear Path: A Guide to Writing English Essays. 2nd ed.
Helps to generate ideas for a literary essay, create a thesis, organize those ideas, and improve your style. Information on how to handle quotations and documentation in an English essay, grammar.
PE1471 .R65 2000 Reference; 1995 Stacks

Russell, Pamela. How to Write a Précis.
Contains a course in précis writing. Practical step-by-step instructions on how to write a précis along with sample précis.
PE1477 .R98 1988 Reference



Cook, Bruce and Harold Martin. UPI Stylebook and Guide to Newswriting. 4th ed.
An authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing.
PN4783 .M47 2004 Reference


Martinich, A.P. Philosophical Writing: An Introduction. 2nd ed.
How to pick a topic and how to argue and structure a philosophy paper. Tactics for analytical writing.
B52.7 .M37 1996 Reference; 1989 Stacks

Seech, Zachary. Writing Philosophy Papers . 4 th ed.
The 5 kinds of papers often assigned in philosophy. A chapter is devoted to the traditional philosophy paper: thesis defence paper. How to use specific philosophical resources.
B52.7 .S44 2004 Reference; 1993 Stacks


American Institute of Physics. AIP Style Manual. 4th ed.
Style rules and advice for the preparation of clear, and well organized manuscripts suitable for submission to a physics or astronomy journal editor's office.
QC5.45 .A45 1990 Reference

Martel, Andre. A Student's  Guide for Writing in Political Science.
Teaches new students the skills for writing political science papers. Includes Internet sources.
Pam JA86 .M37 1997 Reference

Shively , W. Phillips. The Craft of Political Research. 6th ed.
Provides a basic introduction to the nature of research questions and methods of empirical research in political science .
JA73 .S49 2004 Reference; 2002 Stacks


Charlton, Lucille and Mark Charlton . Thomson Nelson Guide to Research and Writing in Political Science .
JA86 C43 2006


Meador, Roy. Guidelines for Preparing Proposals. 2nd ed.
Help for the scientist or engineer to organize, compile and write proposals for R&D grants. All aspects of team writing. Proposals for magazine/book articles.
HF5718.5 .M43 1991 Reference

Miner, Lynn E. and Jeremy T. Miner. Proposal Planning and Writing.
Proposal writing for grants in the United States.
HG177.5 .U6M56 1998 Reference

American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed.
Guidelines for authors preparing manuscripts. Form and style accepted by readership in psychology.
BF76.7 .P83 2001 Reference; 1994 Stacks

Northey, Margot and Brian Timney. Making Sense, a Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Psychology and the Life Sciences. 3rd ed.
A general writing, research, and style guide for students of psychology and the life sciences.
BF76.7 .N67 2007 Reference; 2002 Stacks

Sternberg, Robert. The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers. 4th ed.
Provides the basic information that students and professionals need to write in Psychology.
BF76.8 .S79 2003 Reference; 1993 Stacks


Alred, Gerald J. Handbook of Technical Writing. 6th ed.
Fundamentals of technical writing. Alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced entries for terms pertinent to technical writing. Clear explanations, and samples illustrating topics under discussion.
T11 .A5 2000 Reference

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research . 3nd ed.
Introduction to the aims of research and its reporting. Guides researchers through planning and drafting a report.
Q 180.55 .M4B66 2008 Reference and Stacks

Day, Robert A. How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper. 5th ed.
T11 .D33 1998 Reference

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Day, Robert A. Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals. 2nd ed.
Suggests principles and styles of scientific writing, which can be applied to other disciplines.
PE1475 .D38 1995 Reference; 1992 Stacks

Gerstein Science Information Centre. Lab reports: how to write: Research Guide.

Katz, Michael J. From Research to Manuscript: A Guide to Scientific Writing.


Miller, Jane E. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers .
Provides basic principles for writing about numbers and explores tools for displaying figures. Guidelines for writing an introduction, data collection methodology, data analysis, results interpretation, conclusion and preparing graphics.
T11 .M485 2004 Reference   


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Learn how to research and write in sociology, and improve your writing ability.
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Blackett, Karine. College Success Guide: Top 12 Secrets for Student Success.
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Research resources and techniques of subject searching
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