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- Chicago Manual of Style Online
- Professional, Technical Writing
The OWL Writing Lab at Purdue University
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Technical Writers
This entry for Writers and Editors covers the field comprehensively. Published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Statistical Abstracts of the United States - http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ - The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Click on Information & Communications.
- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing - http://www.attw.org/ - Sign up for free access to the website, or become a member.
- Society for Technical Communication - http://www.stc.org/ - This association, with chapters in almost every state, has a website that contains
information about the profession, education, publications, conferences, job databases,
and more. A must visit site.
- International Association of Business Communicators - http://www.iabc.com/ This association sponsors the Gold Quill Awards program, "the hallmark of excellence
in business communication." See examples of award winning projects. They also archive
articles from Communication World.
- National Association of Science Writers - http://www.nasw.org/ Their goal is to "foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science
through all media normally devoted to informing the public." Useful links to member
webpages, among others.
- American Communication Association - http://www.americancomm.org/ Great links on a variety of topics.
- Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication - http://www.cptsc.org/ Based at the Michigan Technological University. One of their main purposes is to "promote programs in technical and scientific communication." Links to their job database and conference information.
- Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (UK) - http://www.istc.org.uk/
- Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) - http://casdwacr.wordpress.com/ - CASDW is a bilingual scholarly association dedicated to advancing the study and teaching of discourse, writing, and communication in academic and nonacademic settings—higher education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
- IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Journal articles online in Full text PDF.
- American Communication Association Free online full text since 1997
- IABC - International Association of Business Communicators (Communication World Online) - Tables of Contents since 1995, free. Full text available to members.
- Kairos -A journal for teachers of writing in webbed environments. "An electronic journal
designed to serve as a peer-reviewed resource...including Technical Writing, Business
Writing, Professional Communication, Creative Writing, Composition, and Literature."
Abstracts-only going back to 1996.
- STC Annual Conference Proceedings - Searchable abstracts.
- Intercom (STC) - Searchable Abstracts.
- Technical Communication Center. Articles and Webinar Presentations.