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General Information

In addition to specific resources for your program, the Library provides general resources that are helpful for your electives. Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.

These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.


Library materials on basic writing skills are found in the Library under the classification LB2369 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject headings Report Writing and Academic Writing). Works on the Communication of Technical Information are found in T10.65-T11.9, with Technical Writing in T11-T11.3.  Works on Business Communication are found on the shelves in HF5717-HF5734.5, with Business Writing in HF5718.3 and Commercial Correspondence in HF5721-HF5734
Books on the art and study of using the English language effectively and persuasively are found in PE1408 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading English language--Rhetoric).  Works on Public Speaking are found on the shelves in PN4121-PN4130. Books on Communication in medicine are found in R118-R119.95, including Medical Writing in R119.

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
BF76.7 .P83 2010  6th ed.
Copies in Reference and in Circulating Collection, and available online. [3/18]
♦  The world's easiest guide to using the APA : a user-friendly manual for formatting research papers according to the American Psychological Association style guide / Carol J. Amato. 4th ed. [3/18]
BF76.7 .A62 2009
♦  From critical thinking to argument : a portable guide /
Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau.
PE1431 .B367 2011  3rd ed.
A very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argumentation. [3/18]
 Handbook of technical writing /
Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu. [3/18]
T11 .B78 2006  8th ed. 
♦  How to say it at work : power words, phrases, and communication secrets for getting ahead / Jack Griffin. [3/18]
HF5718 .G748 2008  2nd ed.
♦  Plagiarism : a how-not-to guide for students / Barry Gilmore.
PN167 .G46 2009 
Discusses what plagiarism is and how it happens, and presents case studies drawn from real-world events as well as student examples. [3/18]


Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:
♦  General Writing Resources
Purdue OWL - Online Writing Lab. OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. [ [3/18]
♦  Subject-Specific Resources
Whether you are writing for Engineering, Nursing, Vet Tech, Medical or an English class, you'll get some help on this page. Purdue OWL - Online Writing Lab. [3/18]
♦  Tips for Writing in North American Colleges: The Basics
"This handout summarizes a variety of writing conventions that may be unfamiliar to students who are starting their college or university studies in North America." [3/18]
♦  Using English
" was established in 2002 and is a general English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL). We host a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics, covering the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas." [3/18]

Last updated 2018.03/ AL-JAU