Style, Usage, and Documentation


  • While the MLA website does not publish its style sheet online (they prefer that you buy their books), the site does have an extremely helpful page of FAQs.
  • The APA website contains a helpful FAQ section on the mechanics of APA style as well as particular grammar issues.
  • has exerpted from Strunk and White’s Elements of StyleThe site contains helpful information on usage and composition issues.


A Pocket Style Manual
Diana Hacker

English Grammar in Context
Kitty Chen Dean

The Imaginative Argument: A Practical Manifesto for Writers
Frank L. Cioffi

Prentice Hall Reference Guide
Muriel Harris

EasyWriter: A Pocket Guide
Andrea Lunsford and Robert Connors