Economist Style Guide
A free, abbreviated online version of the Economist Style Guide, this guide "steers you through the vagaries of grammar and spelling, the use of punctuation, abbreviations, capital letters and the pitfalls of American and British English."
Guide to Grammar and Style
"The entries here are of two types: specific articles on usage, and more general articles on style. The specific articles cover such things as when to use a semicolon and what a dangling participle is; the general articles discuss ways to make "proper" writing even better. The specific articles can be further divided into two classes: (1) grammatical rules and explanations, matters rather of precedent than of taste; and (2) more subjective suggestions for making your writing clearer, more forceful, and more graceful. The specific articles are intended for quick reference, such as when you have to find out whether which or that is appropriate. The general articles lend themselves to browsing and absorbing over time.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
A wonderful collection of writing advice and resources, the Guide to Grammar and Writing is well worth a visit. Includes the Grammar Log; submit a question about English usage or grammar and check back in a day or so for an answer.
MLA Style [from the Modern Language Association]
How do I cite sources from the World Wide Web?
What is the difference between the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual?
How many spaces should I leave after a period or other concluding mark of punctuation? Should I use underlining or italics?
MLA-Style Citations of Electronic Sources
A guide for term paper citations to electronic resources; modeled after Modern Language Association style guidelines.
Research Paper : How To
"The main point of the library research paper is to learn more about a topic relevant to the course and write down what you have learned in an organized, readable fashion. Doing a research paper involves reading what scholars and critics have had to say about a particular topic and evaluating it.
Web of On-line Grammars
"This page maintains links with on-line grammars of as many languages as can be found on the Web. It includes all types of grammars: reference grammars, learning grammars, and historical grammars. ...Grammars are selected for their accuracy and effectiveness for learning the language they describe. All are free unless otherwise indicated."
Writing Lab : Purdue University
The Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab (OWL) provides advice about planning and writing term papers. On-line, the Writing Lab offers information including materials on topics such as commas, resumes, formats (such as MLA or APA) for citing sources, non-sexist language, and more. There are also links to useful links to other online sources for authors and students.
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