Provides commonsense guidance on grammar and punctuation. Subchapters on common problems: e.g., subject/verb agreement, hyphens, apostrophes, etc.
The Elements of Style
Based on William Strunk, Jr.'s 1998 reference book, this site covers rules of usage, principles of composition, and other helpful writing tips.
Guide to Grammar & Writing
Advice on grammar, punctuation, and usage questions arranged in drop-down menus under six headings: e.g., "Word & Sentence Level," "Paragraph Level," "Essay & Research Paper Level," etc.
See also the following print sources:
Burchfield, R. W. The New Fowler's Modern English Usage.
3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. REF PE 1628 .F65 1998 Definitions of terms interspersed with discussions of use and misuse of words, parts of speech, etc. Many entries distinguish between related or like-sounding words: e.g., affect/effect, childish/childlike, etc.
The Chicago Manual of Style.
15th ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003. REF Z253 .U69 2003 Located at Bird Library Reference Desk. Practical information on all aspects of manuscript preparation, copyediting, and seeing a work through the press.
Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors.
4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. REF PN 146 .L84 2002 Chapters devoted to journal articles, revising a dissertation for publication, finding a publisher for scholarly books and college textbooks. Advice on manuscript preparation.
New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage.
New York: HarperCollins, 1994. REF PE 1421 .N46 1994 Chapters on usage, grammar, style, manuscript preparation, production and printing.
Maggio, Rosalie. Talking About People: A Guide to Fair and Accurate Language. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1997. REF P 301 .M33 1997
Miller, Casey and Kate Swift. The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing. 2nd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. REF PN 218 .M5 1988
Schwartz, Marilyn. Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. REF PE 1460 .S474 1995