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Bibliography and Citation Guides

APA Style Simplified

by Beins, Bernard C.

This is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively in APA style.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition)

by Gibaldi, Joseph

The seventh edition of the MLA Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd Edition)

by The Modern Language Association of America

A complete, up-to-date guide for writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)

by American Psychological Association

The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.

The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition)

by University of Chicago Press

In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community.

General Academic Skills

A Basic Reader for College Writers

by Goldstein, Janet M. and Hayes, Christopher G. and Daniels, David I.

How to become a better reader and writer, using 32 reading selections of exceptional quality, along with activities to help you think and write about the selections.

Better Spelling In 30 Minutes A Day

by Emery, Robert W. and Crosby, Harry H.

This easy-to-use workbook not only teaches you how to avoid misspellings like the ones above, but sharpens your skills so you can recognize spelling errors right away.

Bridging the Gap: College Reading (Ninth Edition)

by Smith, Brenda D.

A guide on how to read at the college level.

College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching

by Sebranek, Patrick and Meyer, Verne and Vandermey, Randall and Rys, John Van

Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text--with a Rhetoric, a Reader, a Researcher, and a Handbook--for students at any skill level.

College Writing Skills with Readings

by Langan, John

Grounded in John Langan's Four Bases - unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support - College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking.

Developing Study Skills, Taking Notes and Tests, Using Dictionaries and Libraries

by Coman, Marcia J. and Heavers, Kathy L.

Were you ever taught how to study? Instructors often assume that students beyond grade school know and use good study techniques. You may know some people who seem to be able to do more in less time and get good grades besides. How do they do it? In this unit you will learn some simple techniques that good students consider most important when studying. Now you can discover some of their secrets.

Distance Learning Online for Dummies

by Stevenson, Nancy

Distance Learning Online For Dummies is your perfect resource for navigating the rocky waters of distance learning. Find the right school for you, figure out the costs of classes, get registered, and go to school. Includes a chapter on distance learning for people with disabilities.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

by Truss, Lynne

An amusing and informative book about proper punctuation use; includes interesting historical facts re the origins of punctuation marks.

How to Master Online Learning: What to Expect

by Peterson's

Takes the reader through the process of taking a course online. Peterson's guide provides a sample syllabus, offers suggestions for how to pay for courses, and also gives tips on making the most of the online learning experience.

How to Read a Book

by Doren, Charles Van and Adler, Mortimer J.

How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

How to Study (5th edition)

by Fry, Ron

How to Study has gained immense popularity among students of all ages for one simple reason: It works. Now updated and expanded for the information age, this "A-plus" read includes how to create a work environment, excel in class, use the library, do research online, and much more.

How to Write a Term Paper

by Everhart, Nancy

Describes the steps in writing a term paper, including choosing a topic, doing research, writing an outline, taking notes, doing a rough draft, and editing the final paper.

Study Skills For Dummies

by Boulay, Doreen Du

Students need to learn to manage their time, organise their studies, understand, learn, and convey a lot of information - and they need to learn to do it quickly.

Success Strategies : Accelerating Academic Progress by Addressing the Affective Domain

by Gurnee, Kim

The book presents fourteen success strategies in a concise format and helps students cultivate the mindset that focuses on growth.

Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills (4th edition)

by Langan, John

We all know that many students entering college today do not have the reading skills needed to do effective work in their courses. A related problem, apparent even in class discussions, is that students often lack the skills required to think in a clear and logical way. The purpose of Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills is to develop effective reading and clear thinking.

The Bedford Researcher

by Palmquist, Mike

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, "The Bedford Researcher" addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases.

The Little, Brown Essential Handbook (Eighth Edition)

by Aaron, Jane E.

For first year composition and undergraduate courses across the curriculum.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing (Tenth Edition)

by Axelrod, Rise B. and Cooper, Charles R.

The best-selling college rhetoric for over 25 years, The St. Martin's Guide has achieved an unmatched record of success by providing practical innovations for the ever-changing composition course.

Writing Up Qualitative Research

by Wolcott, Harry F.

This author provides practical advice on how to write up research results gleaned from qualitative studies.

Information for Students with Disabilities

College Students with Learning Disabilities: A Handbook for Students with LD, Admissions Officers, Faculty/Staff, Administrators (7th edition)

by Vogel, Susan A.

This handbook defines common problems which may hinder an LD student's admission into college.

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.