Style Manuals and Writing Resources

Dictionaries/Thesauri

In the catalog

Search under <language> language--dictionaries 
for example English language dictionaries or Hebrew language dictionaries
This will give you words and definitions in the same language.

If you are looking for a dictionary that translates from one language to another, search under
<first language> language--dictionaries--<2nd language>
for example, English language--dictionaries--Hebrew

On the shelf

English dictionaries are generally shelved in PE 1625 and PE 1628
Hebrew dictionaries are shelved in PJ section: Biblical (PJ 4825), Modern (PJ 4830), Hebrew-English & English-Hebrew (PJ 4833)
Aramaic (PJ 5205)
Yiddish (PJ 5117)
Ladino (PC 4813)

Online

Dictionary.com
This tool searches several online dictionaries including American Heritage Dictionary and Websters Revised Unabridged dictionary. It also searches Hitchcock's Bible Names dictionary and the U.S. Gazetteer 
http://dictionary.reference.com/

lexicool.com: Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries 
A searchable directory of "over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries." Search by language, subject, or keyword; available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. 
http://www.lexicool.com/ 
Subjects: Dictionaries -- Directories ... Created by: dl 
Description copyright 2002 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org.

 

Style Manuals/Citing Sources

In the catalog

Search (browse-subject) under :

Report writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertation, academic--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Printing--Style manuals
Authorship--Style manuals

On the shelves

Look in LB 2369 and Z 253 (especially in the reference section).

Online

Son of Citation Machine 
Type an ISBN into this site and it will create the citation in any of ALA, MLA, Chicago, or Torabian formats. If it can't find your ISBN, you can type the information about the book into a form, and the website will create a citation for you to cut and paste into your document. http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

Citing Electronic Resources (APA style) 
http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)
This site has many resources for writing including guides to the APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago Manual of Style, and the MLA (Modern Language Association) styles.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/

 

How to write a paper

In the catalog

Search under: Report writing or Academic writing

On the shelf

Books on this topic appear in several different sections of the library - check the catalog or ask your local librarian.

Selected online resources

Guide to Grammar and Style By Jack Lynch
Lynch offers a collection of notes on grammar, usage, and hints on clear writing. 
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/

Hypergrammar by the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa.
http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/grammar.html

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email  us.