The Elements of Style
(By William Strunk, Jr. Although this is the OLD OLD OLD edition, it sill
contains good advice. It has two sections, one on Elementary
Rules of Usage, and the other on Elementary Principles of Composition)
Then, try this site:Write
Resources on the World Wide Web. Compiled at the University of
Oregon. Alphabetic list of many helpful sites.
Transparency Now Ken
Transparency in 1997 to offer a portion of what is now two and a half
decades of writing on the media, popular culture, ethics and human nature.
Since the site's inception, these writings have been used in college
classrooms around the English speaking world, and numerous students have
cited them in papers. In addition, the site is linked to probably by more
than a thousand sites around the Internet, including college sites for
classroom use, online magazines, and web indexes of the best resources on
Internet Detective Learn how to figure out which Internet sites and
sources to trust! An interesting interactive tutorial.
Try the Academic Universe section of the UNC Library databases. It
has a slimmed down version of Lexis/Nexis. Go to the above Web site and
click on Academic Universe. Here is a description written
by library staff:
Academic Universe is a web-base service that provides access to most of
the information formerly available on the Lexis/Nexis Educational
Program(approximately 75% of the titles). It covers general, regional
and international news, company news and financial information, legal
information (including law reviews, case law and legal rulings, and
other topics such as biographical information. Some of the files go back
to the 1970s and depending on the file, they may be updated, daily,
weekly, monthly or annually, or as material becomes available. Many of
the files are full text.
Academic Universe does not have the same restrictions as the L/N
Educational Program and can be used by students faculty and staff of the
university and any library patrons on site. Academic Universe is a
service of Lexis/Nexis and the Congressional Information Service.