In addition to the sources cited in the individual text boxes of this writing guide, listed below are books about how to effectively write and organize a college-level research paper or dissertation [which frequently have good advice on writing, regardless of their purpose]. Enter the title of the book in the USC Libraries' search engine to check the availability of these or any other books on college-level writing and research. If the library does not own a particular title, you can request to borrow the book free of charge from the USC Libraries' interlibrary loan department.
Carter, Caron, editor. Successful Dissertations: The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Studies Students. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Floyd, Randy G., editor. Publishing in School Psychology and Related Fields: An Insider's Guide. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018.
Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. "They Say / I Say": The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2017.