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English Composition & Grammar Subject Guide

Liaison Name: Girija Venkat (757) 727-5561

Table Of Contents

Print Resources

Online Reference- Facts & Figures

Databases

Online Reference - Grammar & Writing

Online Reference - Citation Style Guides

Print Resources:

List of selected titles at Harvey Library

Finding Books in HUWebCat: Materials owned by Harvey Library are searchable through the online catalog.

  • Opposing Viewpoints: Search for “opposing viewpoints” in HUWebcat: A good source for finding ideas for contemporary social, political & economic issues, includes background information about each issue, as for example:
    • QC981.8 .G56 G574 2006
      Global warming
      Bily, Cynthia A.
    • HV 6773.52 .H37 2004
      Hate groups : opposing viewpoints
      Williams, Mary E., 1960
    • JV 6438 .I5533 2004
      Immigration : opposing viewpoints
      Williams, Mary E., 1960-
  • LB 2369 .G53 2003
    MLA handbook for writers of research papers
    Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942-
  • PE1628 .N429 2001
    The new Oxford American dictionary
    Abate, Frank R.
  • PE 1628 .O866 2005
    New Oxford dictionary for writers and editors
    Stevenson, Angus.
  • PE 1404 .H358 2006
    Handbook of writing research
    MacArthur, Charles A.
  • LB2369 .L54 2005
    How to write a BA thesis : a practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper
    Lipson, Charles.
  • PE1404 .N38 2004
    Liberating scholarly writing : the power of personal narrative
    Nash, Robert J.
  • PE1112 .L86 2003
    The St. Martin's handbook
    Lunsford, Andrea A., 1942-
  • LB2369 .P35 2003
    The Bedford researcher : an integrated text, CD-ROM, and Web site
    Palmquist, Mike.
  • LB2369 .C64 2000
    Completing your thesis or dissertation : professors share their techniques and strategies
    Pyrczak, Fred.

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Databases

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Online Reference - Citation Styles Guides

Online Reference - Facts & Figures

For statistical information to  support your research try these resources:

Online Reference - Grammar & Writing

  • American Heritage Book of English Usage - a detailed guide that looks at word choice, grammar, style, diction, and other relevant issues of proper English usage
  • Basic Guide to Writing a Essay - this informal website lists seven steps to get started in the writing process. It includes a sample essay to illustrate the process and includes links to additional essay resource sites
  • Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - helpful reference guide and workbook. Practice exercises and tests are included for each section .
  • Elements of Style - electronic version of William Strunk's classic text  that includes essential rules of English usage and composition.
  • Guide for Writing Research Papers - this site includes a number of resources on the various components of writing a research paper.
  • OWL Online Writing - Purdue University has created a really excellent website with lots of information on how to plan, write, and revise several types of writing assignments.

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