15th EditionBibliography

1 : Works on Writing and Editing


The works listed here are a starting point for writers, editors, and others involved in publishing who would like more information about topics covered in this manual. The list includes all the works cited in the text as further resources along with other useful references. Although some make recommendations that diverge from those of this manual, they reflect the specific demands of different disciplines and traditions of writing, editing, and publishing.


1.1 Style

ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors. 2nd ed. Edited by Janet S. Dodd. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1997.
AIP Style Manual. 4th ed. New York, NY: American Institute of Physics, 1990. Also available online at http://www.aip.org/pubservs/style/4thed/toc.html.
ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation. Edited by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Darby Dickerson. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Law and Business, 2000.
American Medical Association Manual of Style. 9th ed. Edited by Cheryl Iverson. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1998.
ASM Style Manual for Journals and Books. Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 1991.
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Rev. ed. Edited by Norm Goldstein. Reading, MA: Perseus Books, 2000.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. 17th ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.
Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation. 4th ed. Scarborough, ON: Carswell/McGill Law Journal, 1998.
Catholic News Service. Stylebook on Religion 2000: A Reference Guide and Usage Manual. Washington, DC: Catholic News Service, 2000.
CBE Manual. See Scientific Style and Format
The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians. Rev. ed. Edited by Diane L. Garner and Diane H. Smith. Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service for the Government Documents Round Table, American Library Association, 1993.
Garner, Bryan A. The Elements of Legal Style. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Harnack, Andrew, and Eugene Kleppinger. Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001.
Holoman, D. Kern. Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of “19th-Century Music.” Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Information and Documentation—Bibliographic References, Part 2, Electronic Documents or Parts Thereof. ISO 690-2. New York: American National Standards Institute, 1997.
Li, Xia, and Nancy B. Crane. Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information. 2nd ed. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1996.
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 2nd ed. Edited by Joseph Gibaldi. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1998.
The New York Public Library Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage. Rev. ed. Edited by Allan M. Siegal and William G. Connolly. New York: Times Books, 1999.
The Oxford Guide to Style. Edited by Robert Ritter. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Successor to Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001.
The SBL Handbook of Style: For Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Christian Studies. Edited by Patrick H. Alexander et al. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999.
Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. Compiled by the Style Manual Committee of the Council of Biology Editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
Style Manual for Political Science. Rev. ed. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association Committee on Publications, 2002.
The Times Guide to English Style and Usage. Rev. ed. Compiled by Tim Austin. London: Times Books, 1999.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Revised by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
United States Government Printing Office Style Manual 2000. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2000. Also available online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/stylemanual/index.html.
U.S. Geological Survey. Suggestions to Authors of the Reports of the United States Geological Survey. 7th ed. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1991.
The University of Chicago Manual of Legal Citation. 2nd ed. Edited by the University of Chicago Law Review. 2000. http://lawreview.uchicago.edu/.
Walker, Janice R., and Todd Taylor. The Columbia Guide to Online Style. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Style and Usage. Edited by Paul R. Martin. London: Free Press, 2002.
Words into Type. 3rd ed. Based on studies by Marjorie E. Skillin, Robert M. Gay, and other authorities. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974.

1.2 Grammar and Usage

Aitchison, James. Cassell Dictionary of English Grammar. London: Cassell, 1996.
Baron, Dennis. Grammar and Gender. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
Bernstein, Theodore M. The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage. New York: Atheneum, 1965.
———. Miss Thistlebottom’s Hobgoblins: The Careful Writer’s Guide to the Taboos, Bugbears, and Outmoded Rules of English Usage. New York: Noonday Press, 1971.
Burchfield, Robert W. Unlocking the English Language. New York: Hill and Wang, 1991.
Chalker, Sylvia, and Edmund S. C. Weiner. The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Copperud, Roy H. American Usage and Style: The Consensus. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.
Ebbitt, Wilma R., and David R. Ebbitt. Index to English. 8th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
E-What? A Guide to the Quirks of New Media Style and Usage. Alexandria, VA: EEI Press, 2000.
Follett, Wilson. Modern American Usage: A Guide. lst rev. ed. Revised by Erik Wensberg. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.
Fowler, H. W. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. 2nd ed. Revised and edited by Sir Ernest Gowers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. (See also The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage.)
Garner, Bryan A. Garner’s Modern American Usage. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. New York: Pantheon, 1993.
———. The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1993.
Gowers, Ernest. The Complete Plain Words. Edited by Sidney Greenbaum and Janet Whitcut. Boston: D. R. Godine, 1988.
Greenbaum, Sydney. Oxford English Grammar. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Hale, Constance. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose. New York: Broadway Books, 1999.
Hale, Constance, and Jessie Scanlon, eds. Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age. Rev. ed. New York: Broadway Books, 1999.
Johnson, Edward D. The Handbook of Good English. New York: Pocket Books, 1991.
Maggio, Rosalie. Talking about People: A Guide to Fair and Accurate Language. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1997.
The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage. Revised 3rd ed. Edited by R. W. Burchfield. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
O’Conner, Patricia T. Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English. New York: Putnam, 1996.
Palmer, Frank. Grammar. 2nd ed. New York: Penguin, 1984.
Schwartz, Marilyn. Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Trask, R. L. Language: The Basics. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Trimble, John R. Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.
Wallraff, Barbara. Word Court: Wherein Verbal Virtue Is Rewarded, Crimes against the Language Are Punished, and Poetic Justice Is Done. New York: Harcourt, 2000.
Walsh, Bill. Lapsing into a Comma: A Curmudgeon’s Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print—and How to Avoid Them. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2000.
Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1989.
Williams, Joseph M. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. With two chapters coauthored by Gregory G. Colomb. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 5th ed. New York: HarperPerennial, 1995.

1.3 Research and Writing

Barzun, Jacques, and Henry F. Graff. The Modern Researcher. 5th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Becker, Howard S. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Cook, Claire Kehrwald. Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
Day, Robert A. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 5th ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998.
Lanham, Richard A. Revising Prose. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
Lerner, Betsy. The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers. New York: Riverhead Books, 2000.
McMillan, Vicky. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001.