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This guide introduces you to resources for this subject area. The resources listed here are a small number of those available. For more information, contact a librarian at 303-963-3250, through Chat, or the Book a Librarian service.
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks
These are often good places to begin your research. They provide a brief overview of topics and bibliographies for further reading.
The Elements of Style by William Strunk; E. B. White; Roger Angell (Foreword by)
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
Call Number: Access Online
Publication Date: 2016
The Oxford English Dictionary by Edmund S. Weiner (Editor); John Simpson (Editor)
An accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. This work traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a range of international English language sources. Accompanying each definition is a chronologically arranged group of quotations that trace the usage of words, and show the contexts in which they can be used.
Call Number: Access Online
Style by Joseph M. Williams
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 6/e, presents principles of writing to help students diagnose their prose quickly and revise it effectively. Divided into four sections Style as Choice, Clarity, Grace, and new to this edition, Ethics the text features new principles of effective prose, chapter summaries for quick and easy review, and group exercises that encourage students to work and learn together. Williams empowers students to use their writing not only as a tool to identify and solve problems, but also as a method to explore their own thinking.
Call Number: PE 1421 W545 2000
Publication Date: 1999-05-29
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