Did you know that in addition to using a keyword search to find material you can also use a subject heading search to find material that a keyword search might miss?
On the library catalog basic search page use the drop down menu to change the search from Keyword Anywhere to Subject Keywords.
Or once you find an book that looks promising check the subject headings that the item is tagged with. Click on the subject heading and proceed to find all the material in the catalog with that subject heading.
You can also use subject searches when searching for articles in databases. You can even combine keyword and subject searches in one query to get very focused results.
Examples of subject headings for finding writing guides:
Publications -- Standards.
Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Writng -- Standards.
Google Books is extremely useful, because it searches the complete text of a book. It can help you find books that may not come up in the library catalog. When you find a book that looks good, then do a "Title starts with" search in SEARCH to see if the Library has it.
As of 2019, Google Books contained over 40 million scanned books. Many from before 1925 are available full-text.
WorldCat is a catalog of most libraries in the U.S. & Canada and some from other countries. Find books and other material at libraries near you.
If you find something you need while searching in WorldCat, we can usually get it from another library. See InterLibrary Loan to learn more.