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    • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
      Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

      From the Publisher: With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental. In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, the Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations. The new edition has been revised and updated to include: The latest guidelines and examples for referencing electronic and online sources; New and revised guidelines for submitting papers electronically; Improved guidelines for avoiding plagiarism; Simplified formatting guidelines for writers using up-to-date word-processing software; All new guidelines for presenting case studies; Improved guidelines for the construction of tables; Updates on copyright and permissions issues for writers. New reference examples for audiovisual media and patents; An expanded and improved index for quick and easy access; Writers, scholars, and professionals will also find: New guidelines on how to choose text, tables, or figures to present data; Guidelines for writing cover letters for submitting articles for publication, plus a sample letter; Expanded guidelines on the retention of raw data; New advice on establishing written agreements for the use of shared data; New information on the responsibilities of co-authors.
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    • The Chicago manual of style.
      The Chicago manual of style.

      Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
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    • MLA handbook for writers of research papers.
    • Good prose : the art of nonfiction
      Good prose : the art of nonfiction
      Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
      "Good Prose" is an inspiring book about writing--about the creation of good prose--and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship.
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    Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
    Although primarily an introduction to the writing lab at Purdue University, this site has a number of helpful citation style handouts and online materials as well as links to other internet resources.
    Wordplay - Screenwriting Secrets from Working Screenwriters
    A “full course” covering all aspects of screenwriting is available, as well as tips from professionals, answers to questions, and forums for discussions.
    Research and Documentation Online
    An excellent resource for quick access to different research paper formats. Sample pages in APA, MLA, Chicago, and CBE styles are provided, as well as how to find and document sources in the humanities, social sciences, history, and science.
    Guide to Grammar and Writing
    An extensive web site giving tips on grammar at the word, sentence, paragraph, essay and research paper levels.
    The Guide: AWP's Guide to Writing Programs
    The Association of Writers and Writing Programs handy Guide to Writing programs will help you locate an undergraduate or graduate program in creative writing. Also, search for faculty working in creative writing programs.