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Citation and Writing Guides

Writing Guides and Tools

  American Heritage Book of English Usage
  "With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style." 
   The Study Skills Page
  Helpful links to information about everything you need to know about study skills so you will learn how to manage time, take tests and notes, write a good paper, and cite resources.
  Citing Sources
  An extremely straight-forward guide to citing nearly anything in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian format. Part of the Duke Libraries nicely put-together Guide to Library Research. 
  Documentation Guide
  A guide to what documentation styles are, how to use them, where to find them, and other useful facts, from The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. 
  Grammar, Usage, and Style

A collection of links to useful writing resources, from RefDesk. 


  Grammar, Usage, and Style
  Yahoo's categorized links on these topics. 
  ONLINE! Citation Styles
  A guide to citing online sources in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE formats. 
  The Elements of Style

William Strunk's classic work on writing, in searchable or browsable full-text. This book "gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated." 


  Writing Handouts
  Informational handouts from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) in the following categories: general writing concerns; English as a second language; grammar, spelling, and punctuation; research and documenting sources; business writing; and writing across the curriculum. 
  APlus Research & Writing

A step-by-step guide to researching and writing papers, for undergraduates and high school students, provided by the Internet Public Library.