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Books to Help You Improve Your Writing

Special Style Manuals

Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). 

  • The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. (2017). The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago     Press.


  • Council of Science Editors. (2014). Scientific style and format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (8th ed.). USA:     University of Chicago Press.

Business and Management

  • Wilson, K., & Wauson, J. (2010). The AMA handbook of business writing: The ultimate guide to style, grammar, punctuation, usage,     construction, and formatting. New York: AMACOM.


  • Coghill, A. M., & Garson, L. R. (Eds.). (2006). The ACS style guide: Effective communication of scientific information (3rd ed.).     Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Computer Sciences

English and Communication Studies 

  • Modern Language Association. (2021). MLA handbook (9th ed.).  New York: The Modern Language Association of America.


  • The Associated Press. (2020). Associated Press Stylebook 2020-2022 (55th ed.). The Associated Press

Law and Paralegal Studies 

  • Harvard Law Review. (2020). The Bluebook: A uniform system of citation (21st ed.). Harvard Law Review Association


  • Higham, N. J. (2019). The handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and     Applied Mathematics.


  • Holoman, D. K. (2014). Writing about music: A style sheet (3rd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press.



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