Tools for Writers

I.  Grammar and Style

1. Common Errors in English


2. Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style


3. Strunk, The Elements of Style


4. H. L. Mencken, The American Language

II. Research Paper Guides

First:  Two large and comprehensive guides:

1. Capitol Community College Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on MLA Documentation

2. A Research Guide for Students, by I. Lee

Then:  a quick and handy list of ways to cite sources.

3. Research Paper--Style Guide, Burlington County Institute of Technology


III. Reference Books

1. The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition

2. Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

3. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

4. The American Heritage Book of English Usage

5. Fowler's The King's English

6. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

IV. Full Texts of the Books Everybody Knows (and Quotes)

1. The King James Bible

2. Shakespeare's Works--plus other tools (quotations, criticism, biography, and the Lambs' Tales from Shakespeare)