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WRITING GUIDES AND STUDY AIDS IN THE COLLEGE LIBRARIES

This is a guide to help you with your writing and study skills. We will keep adding to this list, so do keep
checking the most recent edition for updates.

General writing
Carter, Ronald
Seeing through language: a guide to styles of English writing (Basil Blackwell, 1990)
OWL YZCK/CAR

The Chicago Manual of Style


(University of Chicago Press, 2003, 15th ed) America’s foremost guide on the subject
MOB YZCK/CHI(15ed)
OWL YZCK/CHI(14ed)

Clanchy, J., and Ballard, B.


How to Write Essays: a practical guide for students (Longman, 1998, 3rd ed)
MOB YZCK/CLA

Cottrell, Stella
The Study Skills Handbook (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 2ed.)
OWL YZCK/COT

Dunleavy, Patrick.
Authoring a PhD : how to plan, draft, write, and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation
( Basingstoke :Palgrave Macmillan,2003.)
MER MOB YZCK/DUN

The Economist Style Guide


(Economist Books / Business Books, 1991, rev. edition)
Useful slim volume on topics such as American-British English, hyphenation, etc.
MOB YZCK/ECO

Elbow, Peter
Writing without teachers
(Oxford University Press, 1973)
MOB YZCK/ELB

Gibaldi, Joseph
MLA handbook for writers of research papers, 5th ed. (Modern Language Association of America,
1999)
MOB YZCK/GIB(1)

Gibaldi, Jospeph
MLA Style Manual and guide to Scholarly Publishing 3rd ed. (New York, MLA of America, 2008.)
YZCK/GIB(3ed)

Hayens, John
Style (London, Routledge, 1995)
OWL YZCK/HAY

Kane, Thomas S.
The new Oxford guide to writing (Oxford University Press,1988)
MOB YZCK/KAN
Murray, Rowena
The handbook of academic writing: a fresh approach. (Maidenhead, OUP, 2006).
OWL YZCK/MUR CONFINED

Neville, Colin
The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (Open University Press, 2007)
OWL YZCK/NEV

Nicol, Adelheid
Displaying your Findings: a practical guide for creating figures, posters and presentations
(Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2003)
MOB YZCK/NIC

Ritter, R.M.
The Oxford Guide to Style
Originally devised to provide rules for compositors and readers at Oxford University Press, this remains
a respected guide to the subject.
MOB YZCK/OXF(a) CONFINED
OWL YZCK/OXF(b)

Williams, Joseph M.
Style: lessons in Clarity and Grace 9th ed. (New York: Pearson, 2007.)
MOB YZCK/WIL
OWL YZCK/WIL(a)and (b)

Zinsser, William Knowlton


On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction 4 ed. (Harper & Row,1990)
MOB YZCK/ZIN

Zinsser, William Knowlton


Writing to learn (Harper & Row c1988)
MOB YZCK/ZIN(1)

Cite them Right: referencing made easy (Northumbria University Press, 2004)
MOB YZCK / PEA(a) CONFINED
OWL YXCK/PEA CONFINED

Humanities – General

Graves, N. & Varma (eds)


Working for a Doctorate: a Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences
(Routledge, 1997)
Covering British universities and colleges
MOB J1/GRA

Tinkler, Penny
The Doctoral Examination Process: a handbook for students, examiner and supervisors
(OUP, 2004)
MOB J1/TIN

English

Montgomery, Martin
Ways of Reading: advanced reading skills for students of English literature
(Routledge, 2000, 2nd ed.)
OWL YZD/DON
History

Cantor, Norman F.
How to study history
(Rainbow Bridge Company, 1967)
OWL L4B/CAN

Munslow, A.
The Routledge Companion to Historical Studies (Routledge, 2000)
MOB L4/MUN

Stanford, M.
Companion to the Study of History (Blackwell, 1997)
OWL L4B/STA

Law

Cane, P. & Tushnet, M (eds)


The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies (Oxford University Press, 2003)
OWL S1/OHLS

Raistrick, D.
Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations (Bowker-Saur, 1993, 2nd ed)
OWL S1/RAI

Strong, S.I.
How to Write Law Essays and Exams (Butterworths, 2003)
OWL S1/STR

Thomas, P.A. and Knowles, J.


How to Use a Law Library: an introduction to legal skills (Sweet & Maxwell, 2001, 4th edition)
OWL S1/THO(4) CONFINED

Maths

Miller, Jane E. (Jane Elizabeth), 1959-


The Chicago guide to writing about numbers / Jane E. Miller. (University of Chicago Press, c2004.)
OWL YZCK/MIL

Olive, J.
Maths: a student’s survival guide (Cambridge University Oress, 2003, 2nd edition)
OWL AMA/OLI(2nd ed)

Science and Medicine

Burton, J.L., & B.J.L


Aids to Undergraduate Medicine (Churchill Livingstone, 1997, 6th edition)
OWL H8/BUR

Zeiger, Mimi
Essentials of writing biomedical research papers (New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions
Division, c2000)
OWL H8/ZEI
Day, R.A.
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (Cambridge University Press, 1995, 4th edition)
OWL YZCK/DAY

Matthew, J.R., Bowen, J.M. & Matthews, R.W.


Successful Scientific Writing: a step-by-step guide for biomedical scientists
(Cambridge University Press, 1996)
MOB YZCK/MAT

Careers

University of Oxford Careers Service


The Careers Service Guide Includes a guide to writing a C.V. (Wallingford, updated yearly)
MOB 1/CS

Prospects Directory: jobs and postgraduate study


Contains tips on writing a C.V. and covering letters. (Manchester, CSU publications, latest edition)
MOB 1/PRO

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