• Letitia Baldrige. Letitia Baldrige’s New Complete Guide to Executive Manners. Scribner 1993. ISBN-0-892-563621. serves as Kent State’s official style for invitations and related communications for formal events.
  • Henry Beard. Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook. Villard Books, 1993. ISBN 0-679-749446. provides help with alternative phrasing.
  • H.W. Fowler. The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage: Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Oxford University Press, 3rd. Ed. 2000. ISBN-0-198-602634. classic guide to English usage.
  • Karen Elizabeth Gordon. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. Pantheon Books, 1993. ISBN-0-679-418601. a very understandable and entertaining handbook.
  • Karen Elizabeth Gordon. The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. Ticknor & Fields, 1993. ISBN-0-395-628830. as much fun as the Transitive Vampire and also a very understandable handbook.
  • Richard A. Lanham. Revising Prose. Allyn and Bacon, 1999. ISBN 0-205-309453. gives excellent advice on revising academic prose for a general audience.
  • Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN-0-226-816273. serves as Kent State’s guide for styling notes and bibliographies from mixed academic fields.
  • William Zinsser. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Harper Reference, 25th Anniv. edition (2001). ISBN-0-060-006641. popular guide for writers.