Style Manuals and Writing Resources


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)

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).

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.


Recommended websites

Style manuals

APA Style Help

This site includes tutorials on the American Psychological Association styles and quick answers to common citing and formatting questions.

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.

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.

Writing Manuals

Guide to Grammar and Style By Jack Lynch

Lynch offers a collection of notes on grammar, usage, and hints on clear writing. 

English Dictionaries

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 


A searchable directory of "over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries." Search by language, subject, or keyword; available in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.