Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Resources: Print Resources

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd ed. 1995.
Containing 35,000 synonyms in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions.

Fowler, H. W. 1908. The King’s English, 2nd ed.
This reference work has remained a standard resource—serving generations of students and writers with commonsense rules of style and grammar.

Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style.
Believing that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student or writer.

The Canadian Press, 2003. The Canadian Press Stylebook and The Canadian Press, 2003. Caps and Spelling
Guides for all writers and editors

Diana Hacker, 2002. A Canadian Writer’s Reference
Complete reference for Canadian writers from initial conception to final proofing.

Margaret Shertzer, 1950. The Elements of Grammar
An indispensable guide from the publisher of The Elements of Style.

Oxford Canadian Dictionary, 2004. Edited by Katherine Barber. Oxford University Press.
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary has been the standard reference work on English as it is spoken and written in Canada since it was first published in 1998.

O’Connor, Patricia T., Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English Written by Patricia T. O'Conner, an editor at the New York Times Book Review, Woe Is I gives lighthearted, witty instruction on the subject most of us dreaded in school--grammar.

O’Connor, Patricia T., Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing
Patricia T. O'Conner's Words Fail Me is written in the same lighthearted tone as her snappy grammar guide, Woe Is I. This time out, O'Conner tackles the writer's art. "Good writing," she says, "is writing that works."

Walsh, Bill, Lapsing Into a Comma
Who knew a stylebook could be so much fun? For lovers of language, Lapsing Into a Comma is a sensible and very funny guide to the technicalities of writing and copy editing.

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