Misc.: Reference books

May 11, 2006: Issue 138

We know grammar books and dictionaries often conflict, so here’s a rundown on our hierarchy.

This SIM Stylebook is our primary reference. If you find a style rule or a spelling here, abide by it. Our stylebook outranks every other reference on our shelves or online.

For style issues not addressed here, try the third edition of Words into Type first, then The Chicago Manual of Style.

To find spellings not listed here, look first in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, then inWebster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged.

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