This bibliography is a selective list of current and significant
works held at Mills Memorial Library that address the process, form and
style of undergraduate writing.
The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing.
By: Canada. Secretary of State
Though aimed at public servants this is 'an invaluable tool to all Canadians
looking for a set of standards and a guide' to writing. LOCATION: MILLS
Reference (2nd floor) PE 1408 .C36 1997
The Canadian Writer's Handbook.
2nd ed. By: William E. Messenger and Jan de
Written by two UBC professors, functions both as an instructional text
as well as a reference tool. LOCATION: MILLS Reference
(2nd floor)PE 1408 .M48 1986
The Chicago Manual of Style.
14th ed. By: University of Chicago Press
Widely referred to standard offers practical advice on all aspects of
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)Z 253 .C53 1993
Elements of Style. 3rd
ed. By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
A standard, authoritative work that follows its own commandment to students
to be 'clear, brief, bold'.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PE 1408 .S772 1979
Fit to Print: The Canadian Students' Guide to Essay
Writing. 4th ed. rev.
By: Joanne Lorna Buckley
Well-liked by students for its direct approach, this comprehensive
work can be used as a textbook.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)LB 2369 .B83 1998
Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation:
A Handbook for Students and Faculty.
By: James E. Mauch and Jack W. Birch
Covers the process from getting started, to proposal, to preparing a defense,
and beyond. A useful, authoritative work that attempts to remain up-to-date.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)LB 2369 .M377 1998
Making Sense: A Students' Guide to Research, Writing,
and Style. 3rd ed.
By: Margot Elizabeth Northey
One of a series of books that covers the whole process of writing including
style and documentation.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)LB 2369 .N67 1993
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and
Dissertations. 6th ed.
By: Kate L. Turabian and Bonnie B. Honigsblum
A well organized and widely used manual.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)LB 2369 .T8 1996
MHRA Style Book. 4th
ed. By: Modern Humanities Research Association
To assist writers of all types to 'achieve clarity and consistency in
matters of style and presentation.'
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PN 147 .M65 1991
The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
4th ed. By: Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achert
A primary text and reference tool, it describes a set of conventions governing
the presentation of research as required by university teachers across
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)LB 2369 .G53 1995
The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
2nd ed. By: Joseph Gibaldi
While attempting to meet the scholar's need for a comprehensive guide
to publishing in the humanities, this work has become a major source for
the form of documentation.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PN 147 .G 444 1998
The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style
and Usage. By: NYPL
Large, thorough work, aimed at all writers, covering usage, grammar, style,
text preparation, and the production process. Cross-referenced and well
indexed, can be used as a reference tool.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PE 1421 .N46 1994
The Portable Canadian Handbook: An Index to Grammar
Usage and the Research Paper. (1989)
By: Keith Gilley and William Herman
Useful for students as a comprehensive text and a reference tool.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PE 1478 .G55
Bibliographic Style Manual (National Library of Canada).
(1990) By: Danielle Thibault
'An invaluable tool for bibliographers, librarian, researchers and writers.'
LOCATION: MILLS Gov Pubs & Maps & Research Collections Z 1001 .T4413
Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic
Information. 2nd ed.
By: Xia Li and Nancy Crane
An up-to-date attempt to establish a standard for
referencing electronic sources.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PN 171 .F56L5 1996
Where Credit is Due: A Guide to Proper Citing of
Sources--Print and Non-Print. By: Nancy
E. Shields and Mary E. Uhle
An aid to the correct documentation of a wide variety of sources for writers
of term papers.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PN 171 .F56 S35 1985
Grammar and Usage
Complete Guide to Punctuation: A Quick-Reference Deskbook.
By: Margaret Enright Wye
Aimed at the layperson, gives satisfactory coverage of the topic with
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)PE 1450 .W93 1985
The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing.
2nd ed. By: Casey Miller and Kate Swift
A guide for the 'growing number of writers and speakers who are trying
to free their language from unconscious semantic bias.'
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PN 218 .M5 1988
Prentice Hall Canada Reference Guide to Grammar
and Usage. 2nd ed.
By: Muriel Harris and Joan Pilz
Addresses commonly asked questions about writing,
sentence structure, punctuation, spelling, research and documentation.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor) PE 1112 .H293 1997
Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English.
By: Eric Partridge
A standard work by the noted linguist and author. A dictionary of problem
words and expressions.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PE 1460 .P17 1965a
The Nexus Handbook: Research Style Study.
(1990) By: Douglass P. Christian and McMaster
U., Department of Anthropology
Written with the principle in mind that 'students need good information
and they need it now.'
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks LB 2369 .S7
The Writing of Economics
By: Deirdre N. McCloskey
From the school of brevity=clarity, 31 brief chapters cover general and
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PE 1479 .E35 M33 1987
Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide.
By: Suzanne M. Clark, M.L. Larsgaard, C.M. Teague
Fills in the gap left by commonly used style manuals. Covers atlases,
insets, models, etc.
LOCATION: MILLS Maps (1st floor) PN 171 .F56 C43 1992
A Guide to Good Writing.
By: W.G. Peace, M.A. Robinson
Establishes a standard for essays written by McMaster geography students.
LOCATION: MILLS Maps (1st floor) LB 2369 .P33 1982
Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Studies.
By: Margaret Elizabeth Northey and David B. Knight
Up-to-date presentation of research methods, style, mechanics and documents
in this field.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks G 74 .N67 1992
Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources:
1993. By: Diane L. Garner and Diane H. Smith
Revised edition contains up-to-date information on referencing foreign
and electronic materials.
LOCATION: MILLS Gov. Pubs. (2nd floor) ZJ 9.5 .G37 1993
Style Manual. Rev. ed.
(1984) By: United States. Government Printing
Initially designed to "determine the form and style of government printing"
has subsequently become a standard in the area. Comprehensive. Includes
guides to abbreviations and capitalization.
LOCATION: MILLS Gov Pubs (2nd floor)US1 GP S75
Archival Citations: Suggestions for the Citation of Documents
at the Public Archives of Canada.
By: Terry Cook with Victoria Chabot, eds.
Advising on the 'proper citation of primary sources in all their myriad
formats' this work is excellent in its coverage of archival and government
LOCATION: MILLS Maps (1st floor) CA1 AK 83 A61 1983
Historian's Handbook: A Key to the Study and Writing
of History. 2nd ed.
By: Wood Gray and others
Concise and comprehensive, designed for easy reference.
The sources are dated--the advice is not.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks D 13 .G78 1964
Oral History: From Tape to Type.
(1977) By: Cullom Davis, Kathry Back, Kay MacLean
Five chapters cover 'all of the basic oral history steps.' An appendix
of useful information includes a glossary and rules of style.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks D 16.14 .D38
The Elements of Writing about Literature and Film.
By: Elizabeth McMahan, R. Funk and S. Day
Two sections cover how to analyze and how to write about fiction, poetry,
drama and film.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PN 81 .M494 1988
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature.
5th ed. By: Sylvan Barnet
Discussion gives practical approaches to writing reviews, research papers
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks PE 1479 .C7 B3 1985b
Writing about Music: An Introductory Guide.
By: Richard Wingell
Referring to the standard guides addresses process, form and style.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks ML 3797 .W54 1990
Writing about Music: A Style Book for Reports and
Theses. 2nd ed. rev.
By: Demar Irvine
Much relied upon by students, covers process, style, mechanics, and referencing.
LOCATION: MILLS Music Ref. & Bookstacks (1st floor) ML 3797 .I79 1968
Philosophical Writing An Introduction. 2nd ed.
By: A.P. Martinich
'How to write clear, concise, and precise philosophical prose.' For students
of all levels.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks B 52.7 .M37 1996
Writing Philosophy Essays: A Handbook for Students.
3rd ed. rev. By: Brett Jackson
Popular, revised edition of a handbook for first-time students of philosophy.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks B 52 .J33 1989
Making Sense in Psychology and the Life Sciences.
By: Margot Elizabeth Northey and Brian Timney
'Written mostly in the form of guidelines rather than strict
rules,' advises on style and mechanics.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks BF 76.7 .N67 1986
Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association. 4th ed.
A major, authoritative style manual referred to most often for its bibliographic
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)BF 76.7 .P83 1994
Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide.
3rd ed. By: Ralph Rosnow and Mimi Rosnow
Concisely outlines the steps involved in writing a term
paper and research report in psychology.
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor) BF 76.7 .R67 1995
Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide
to Research, Writing and Style.
By: Margot Elizabeth Northey and Lorne Tepperman
Aimed specifically at students, this work, from a Canadian
series, examines both the general precepts for effective writng and the
special requirements of social-science research.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks H 91 .N67 1986
SociologyA Guide to Writing Sociology Papers.
2nd ed. By: Judith Richlin-Klonsky and others
A guide to the process of writing papers in this field including chapters
on documentation and style.
LOCATION: MILLS Bookstacks HM 73 .G78 1991
The Student Sociologist's Handbook.
4th ed. By: Pauline Bart and Linda Frankel
Primarily a research guide but contains a brief chapter on writing the
LOCATION: MILLS Reference (2nd floor)HM 68 .B37 1986