My reference shelf

Canadian Press StylebookIt’s back to school time! Students sometimes ask me what books I keep as standard on my reference shelf. In no particular order:

  • Canadian Oxford Dictionary
  • The Canadian Press Style Book
  • Caps and Spelling
  • MLA Handbook
  • The Globe and Mail Style Book
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  • The Copyeditors’ Handbook
  • Quotation Dictionary
  • French/English Dictionary
  • Checkmate (grammar book I used in teaching; handy for reminders)
  • Thesaurus (notably did not get upgraded but do use a lot of shift-F7)