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Merriam-Websters Online (includes real-voice pronunciations of many words)
print version: Rivera Ref PE1628 .M36 2003
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Rivera Ref PE1628 .A623 2000)
Oxford English Dictionary (Rivera Ref PE1625 .O87 1989)
The OED is the authority on the evolution of the English language. Entries include the meaning, history, pronunciation and quotations that illustrate usage.
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
print version: Rivera Ref PE1591 .B35 1996
Style Manuals and Guides to English Usage
Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. 1st ed., 1918 (Rivera PE1408 .S8 2000)
Considered the most well-known style manual, this handbook discusses the basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.
American Heritage Book of English Usage (Rivera PE1460 .A57 1996)
This guide provides a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms.
Columbia Guide to Standard American English (Rivera Ref PE2835 .W55 1993)
Apostrophe Protection Society
A website devoted to the correct usage of the apostrophe.
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices by Robert A. Harris
This site contains definitions and examples of more than sixty rhetorical devices.