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For more details about how the books differ in format and coverage, see the Hacker handbook comparison chart.

With almost half the colleges and universities in the country currently using one of Diana Hacker's handbooks, there's a Hacker handbook for everyone. All four handbooks share Diana Hacker's trademark reference features and easy-to-understand language, so students can easily find the information they need and then understand what they find.


The Bedford Handbook (Seventh Edition) The Bedford Handbook, Seventh Edition
As always, The Bedford Handbook works both as a classroom text and as a reference students can use on their own. Now with the strongest coverage of research writing in a full-sized handbook, the seventh edition helps students meet one of the core challenges of academic writing: maintaining their own voice while writing from sources. Newly redesigned and including innovative tips from writing tutors, The Bedford Handbook is still easy to use and easy to understand.

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Rules for Writers (Fourth Edition) Rules for Writers, Sixth Edition
From the best-selling family of handbooks in the country, Rules for Writers is still the best value for college writers. Trademark easy-access advice is comprehensive enough to meet writers’ needs across the curriculum and fits every student’s budget.

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A Writer's Reference (Sixth Edition) A Writer's Reference, Sixth Edition
Thoroughly class-tested by over a million students at more than 1,500 schools, A Writer's Reference is the most widely adopted handbook in the country. The Sixth Edition—available in both print and online—gives students the advice they need in a convenient format.

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A Pocket Style Manual (Third Edition) A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition
Adopted at more than 1600 schools across the country in more than 20 different academic disciplines, A Pocket Style Manual is a straightforward, inexpensive quick reference to the essentials of writing and research in any college course. This best-selling pocket resource is accompanied by a companion Web site that supports college and college-bound writers with additional resources and opportunities for practice.

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