Tools for Writers

I.  Grammar and Style

1. Common Errors in English http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/index.html

 

2. Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/

 

3. Strunk, The Elements of Style http://www.bartleby.com/people/Strunk-W.html

 

4. H. L. Mencken, The American Language http://www.bartleby.com/people/Mencken.html



II. Research Paper Guides

First:  Two large and comprehensive guides:

1. Capitol Community College Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on MLA Documentation http://webster.commnet.edu/mla.htm

2. A Research Guide for Students, by I. Lee http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/8866/

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

3. Research Paper--Style Guide, Burlington County Institute of Technology http://www.bcit.tec.nj.us/WestLibrary/guide-format_cited.htm

 


III. Reference Books

1. The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition  http://www.bartleby.com/61/

2. Roget's II: The New Thesaurus  http://www.bartleby.com/62/

3. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations  http://www.bartleby.com/people/BartlettJon.html

4. The American Heritage Book of English Usage http://www.bartleby.com/64/

5. Fowler's The King's English  http://www.bartleby.com/people/Fowler-H.html

6. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable  http://www.bartleby.com/81/


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

1. The King James Bible  http://www.bartleby.com/people/Bible.html

2. Shakespeare's Works--plus other tools (quotations, criticism, biography, and the Lambs' Tales from Shakespeare) http://www.bartleby.com/people/Shakespe.html