Reference Library

 

WRITING AND READING HANDBOOKS
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings

Wilhoit

A Handbook for Writers

Dorman/Dawe

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2 copies)

Turabian

A Short Guide to Writing

Lynn

A Short Handbook and Style Sheet

Pinney

A Writer Teaches Writing

Murray

A Writer’s Handbook from A to Z

Gorrell

A Writer’s Reference

Hacker

A Writer’s Reference

Hacker

Bedford Basics: A workbook for Writers (Third Edition) - 3 Copies

Baker

Compact Handbook of College Composition

Brennan

CoreText: A Handbook for Writers

Hairston, Ruszkiewicz, & Seward

English Mechanics

Schuman/Hart

English Review Manual

Gowen

Explorations in Basic Writing

Reynolds

Basic grammar book with examples

Guide to Rapid Revision Workbook

3rd ed w/ answer key and 2nd ed

Pearlman, Evans, & Clines

Heath’s College Handbook of Composition

Altizer

In Short: A Concise Guide to Good Writing

Middleman

Easy to read/understand book about how to improve writing-first chapter good for explaining why papers should be interesting

Instructor’s Manual to accompany The Able Writer

Broderick

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Mark my Words: Instruction & Practice in Proofreading

Smith

MLA Handbook 5th ed

Gibaldi

Patterns of Exposition 6

Decker

Examples of specific writing types by famous writers/politicians/etc.

Preparing for the CLAST with The Bedford Guide for College Writers

Kennedy, Kennedy, Holladay

Resources for Research and Documentation Across the Curriculum to Accompany he Bedford Handbook for Writers

Hacker

Rules for Writers

Hacker

Sentence Skills: A workbook for writers (Form A)

Langan

Sentence Skills: A workbook for writers (Form B)

Langan

Shaping Sentences

Tollefson

Short English Handbook

Fear /Schiffhorst

Strategies for Academic Writing: A Guide for College Students

Hashimoto, Kroll & Schafer

Structuring Paragraphs

Parks/Levernier/Hollowell

Style

Williams

Style: A Pragmatic Approach

Richardson

Supplemental Exercises for The Bedford Handbook for Writers

Hacker

Supplemental Exercises for The Bedford Handbook for Writers (Third Edition)

Hacker

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook

Kennedy, Kennedy, Holladay

The Bedford Handbook for Writers (Fourth Edition)

Stone & Bell

The Bedford Handbook for Writers: Supplemental Exercises

Hacker

2 copies

The Borzoi Handbook for Writers

Crews/Schor

The Complete Bedford Guide for College Writers

Kennedy, Kennedy & Holladay

The Elements of Style

Strunk & White

The Essentials of English

Hogue

The Harper Collins Concise Handbook for Writers

Adams

The HarperCollins Concise Handbook for Writers

Adams & Tickle

Instructor’s Annotated Edition

The Little Brown Handbook

Fowler, Aaron, Brittenham

The Little Brown Workbook

Gorrell

The Little, Brown Handbook 3rd Edition

Fowler

The Little, Brown Handbook: 6th Edition

Fowler, Aaron & Tarvers

Instructor’s Annotated Edition

The Practical Stylist

Baker

The Scribner Handbook for Writers

DiYanni, Hoy

The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing

Axelrod & Cooper

Writing/grammar book with detailed explanations of concepts

The Student Writer: Editor and Critic

Clouse

Basic writing book, includes good information followed by examples in each chapter; good topics are “Description” and “Illustration”

The Style Booklet

Sonstroem

Basic grammar book from the perspective of style

The Technique of Clear Writing, Rev. Ed.

Gunning

The Versatile Writer

Stewart

Writing book with detailed explanations of concepts

The Wadsworth English Essentials Kit

Guth

The Writer’s Choices

Woodman & Adler

The Writer’s Handbook

Lefcowitz

The Writer’s Rhetoric and Handbook

McMahan & Day

The Writer’s Toolbox

Brown, Mittan & Roen

The Writer’s Workbook

Day

Basic writing/grammar book with examples

Van Nostrand’s Plain English Handbook

Lindberg/Walsh

Writer’s Handbook

Flynn & Glaser

Writing As Thinking

Jacobus

Writing Skills

Underwood & Kett

Basic writing/grammar book with examples

Writing Skills Handbook 2nd Edition

Bazerman/Wiener

Writing Step By Step: Easy Strategies for Writing and Revising

DeBeaugrande

Basic grammar book, has lots of examples for students to work through-good for ESL students?

Writing: A College Handbook Instructor’s Edition

Gowen

WRITING THEORY
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

An Intro to Critical Discourses

Computers in Applied Linguistics

Pennington & Stevens

WAC for the New Millennium

McLeod, et al.

What Writing Does and How it Does it

Bazerman

LITERATURE
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Short Guide to Writing About Literature

Barnet

Literature and the Writing Process

McMahan, Day, Funk

Literature: The Human Experience

Abcarian, Klotz

Writing About Literature

MacAllister

TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL WRITING
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

English for Science and Technology

Trimble

Handbook of Technical Writing

Brusaw, Alred, & Oliu

Instructor’s Manual with Transparency Masters to accompany Technical Writing

Lannon

Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age

Hacker

Science and Technical Writing (2nd Edition)

Rubens, Philip

Science and Technology Today

MacKenzie

Scientists Must Write

Barrass

3 copies

The Business Writer’s Handbook

Brusaw, Alred, & Oliu

The Complete Book of Contemporary Business Letters

Ed; Stephen P. Elliott

Tools for Technical and Professional Communication

Bell

Writings from the Workplace

Boiarsky, Soven

ARGUMENT
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Rulebook for Arguments

Weston

Arguing in Communities

Hatch

Current Issues and Enduring Questions: Methods and Models of Argument from Plato to the Present

Barnett & Bedau

Instructor’s Edition

Elements of Argument

Rottenberg

Everyday Arguments

Mayberry

Everything’s an Argument

Lunsford, Ruszkiewicz

The Elements of Reasoning

Conway, Munson

The Language of Argument

Burton, McDonald

SPEECH
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

G.I.F.T.S. to accompany Principles of Speech Communication

Zeuschner

How to Design and Deliver a Speech

Fletcher

Instructor’s Resource Guide to accompany Principles of Speech Communication

German

Principles of Speech Communication

Gronbeck, German, Ehninger, Monroe

Speakers Apprehension Video

German

The Speech Writer’s Workshop

--

The World’s Great Speeches

Copeland & Lamm

MULTIMEDIA
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

Basics of Video Production

Lyver & Swainson

Designer’s Guide to the Internet

Zender, Fine, & Albertson

Dynamics in Document Design

Schriver, Karen

Envisioning Information

Tufte

Getting the Picture: Guide to Understanding Visual Texts

Muth, Kitalong

HTML for Dummies

Tittel and James

Mayfeild’s Quick View Guide to the Internet for Students of English

Campbell, Keene

Two copies

Strategies for Writing with the Computer

Barth

Using Microsoft Word 97

Manual

Visual Explanations

Tufte

WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Pocket Guide to Writing History

Rampolla

A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry

Beall, Trimbur

A Short Guide to Writing About History

Marius

A Short Guide to Writing about Social Science

Cuba

Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3 copies)

Swales & Feak

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

McCarthy

Grant Proposal Guide

NSF

1997

Pulitzer Prize Editorials

Sloan, Anderson

The "How To" Grants Manual

Bauer

Writing for Social Scientists

Becker

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

McMillan

Writing Philosophy Papers

Seech

TUTORING AND REVISING
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice

Barnett and Blumner

Defining the tutor’s role and responsibilities in the triangular relationship of student, professor, and tutor (packet)

Suffredini

One to One: Resources for Conference-Centered Writing 5th ed

Dawe and Dornan

Sharing and Responding

Elbow & Belanoff

Spilling the Beans: A Decade of Consultant Lore in the Coe Writing Center

Libby

Teaching One-to-One: The Writing Conference

Harris

The Practical Tutor

Meyer and Smith

The road to hell is paved with good intentions: The effects of mandatory center visits on student and tutor attitudes (packet)

Bell and Stutts

The St Martin’s Sourcebook for Writing Tutors (2nd Edition)

Murphy, Sherwood, and Sherwood

The Writing Laboratory: Organization, Management, and Methods

Steward and Croft

Writing Centers: Theory and Administration

Olson

DICTIONARIES
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

Cassell’s New Compact French Dictionary

Douglas, Girard, & Thompson

Stenesh

Weik

Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed

Stenesh

Dictionary of Mathematics Terms, second ed

Downing

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 26th ed

The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics

Everitt

SUBJECT TEXTS
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

Pickering and Owen

Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy

Slade

Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes Second Edition

Felder and Rousseau

Middlemarch

Elliott

1st & 2nd Editions

The Cell: A Molecular Approach, 2nd ed

Cooper

The New Testament

JOURNALS
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Directory of Scholarly Journals in English and Literature

Lee and Johnson

Civil Engineering / Sept. 1999

College Composition and Communication (CCC) / Dec ’82 (3 Copies); Feb ’91 (2 Copies); Oct ’93 (2 Copies); Feb ’94 (2 Copies); June ’99

College English /Jan ’98 - Sept ’01

Computers & Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing/4 Issues ’01

Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature

Cooperative Learning & College Teaching /Winter-Spring ’97

Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC) / Winter ’93 (3 Copies); Fall ’94; Spring ’95 (2 Copies); Spring ’97; Fall ’97 (3 Copies); Fall ’98; Winter ‘98

Journal of American Water Works Association /One Copy - Aug. 1999

Journal of New England Water Works Association /One Copy - March 1999

Journal of Teaching Writing/ Spring ’82; Spring ’84 (2 Copies); Fall ’87; Fall ’89 (2 Copies)

Modern Steel Construction /One Copy - Sept. 1999/

Rhetoric Review/ Fall-Spring ’90

The Workshop Project Newsletter Winter-Summer ’01

The Writing Center Journal Fall 2003

The Writing Lab Newsletter /Apr ’97 - Jun ’02 / Mar ‘04

Writing Program Administration (WPA) Fall/winter ’88 (5 Copies)

Spring ’95 (2 Copies)

WRITING TEXTBOOKS
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

A Community of Writers

Elbow & Belanoff

A Short Course in Writing 3rd Edition

Bruffee

A Short Course in Writing: Composition, Collaborative Learning, and Constructive Reading, 4th Ed.

Bruffee

Writing book with subjects including: peer tutoring, constructive reading, writing position papers, writing research reports, and discourse communities

A Writer’s Reader

Hall, Emblen

America Now

Atwan

America Now

Robert Atwam

Basic College Writing

Kirszner & Mandell

Creating Compositions

Wiener

Developing Reading Skills

Markstein, Hirasawa

Focus on Grammar

Maurer

Gateway

Fox

Instructor’s Manual to acc. The Writer’s Options, 5th Ed.

Dobson

Answer book for The Writer’s Options

Reading Culture

George/Trimbur

Reading Culture (Second Edition)

George, Trimbur

Reading Culture (Third Edition) - 2 Copies

George, Trimbur

Reading First

Robertshaw, Hamblen, Alt

Rhetorical Grammar

Kollin

Shaping College Writing

Gallo, Rink

Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lay

Lederrer/Dowis

The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing

Bizzell & Herzberg

The Borzoi Practice Book for Writers

Hennesy

The Practice of Writing, 2nd Ed.

Soholes & Comley

Textbook on how to use writing for various purposes: reflection, direction, persuasion, organization, arguing, and analysis

The Random House Guide to Basic Writing

Schor & Fishman

Basic grammar/writing book, Part 5 contains useful info about writing research papers, resumes, and exams

The Sampler: Patterns for Composition

Baker & Philips

The Short Prose Reader

Muller & Wiener

The Writer’s Options: Combining to Composing, 5th Ed.

Daiker, Kerek, Morenburg, & Sommers

Basic grammar/writing book with examples

The Writer’s Way

Rawlins

Basic writing/grammar book with examples; guide for specific types of writing: assignments, tests, research papers**

Transitions from Reading to Writing

Clouse

Voices and Visions: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing

Meyer & Mylan

Ways of Reading (fourth Edition)

Bartholomae and Petrosky

Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (Second Edition)

Bartholomae and Petrosky

Working World

Baskin, Morton

Write to Learn

Murray

Writing is Critical Action

Warnock

DOCUMENTATION
Type and TitleAuthorNotes

Mastering APA Style: Students workbook and training guide (2nd edition)

Gelfand and Walker

The Essentials of MLA Style: A Guide to Documentation for Writers of Research Papers

Trimmer

Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (6th edition)

Huth, Edward

Biology Documentation

Questions and Answers on Copyright for the Campus Community

NACS and AAP

The Chicago Manual of Style

14th Edition

The ACS Style Guide

Dodd

Keys for Writers

Raimes

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 4th ed

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