Study Materials

Suggested References for Writers

Bernstein, Theodore M. The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage. Free Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780684826325.

Kipfer, Barbara Ann. Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. Edited by Robert L. Chapman. Harper, 2011. ISBN: 9780061961076.

Fowler, H. W. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780192813893.

Grossman, John. Preface in The Chicago Manual of Style : The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. 14th ed. Edited by University of Chicago Press Staff. University Of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780226104201.

Miller, Shirley M. Webster's New World Word Book. Signet, 1967.

Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2008. ISBN: 9780877798095. (Also see their on-line dictionary at

Strunk, William, Jr., E. B. White, et al. The Elements of Style. 3rd ed. Allyn & Bacon, 1995. ISBN: 9780205191581.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780226816272. (This is basically a condensed version of the Chicago Manual of Style cited above.)

Leunen, Mary-Claire van. A Handbook for Scholars. Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780195069532.

Zeisel, Hans. Say It With Figures. 6th ed. HarperCollins, 1985. ISBN: 9780061819827.

Guidelines for Well-written Papers

The following common guidelines will help you prepare well-written papers. (PDF)