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Technical Writing: Books

Library and web resources for technical writing.

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This page provides tips for finding books or ebooks in RTC Library.

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If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at We'll be glad to help.

Finding Books

Use the box below to search the RTC Library Catalog for books, videos, DVDs, and journal titles.



For electronic books (eBooks) that you can search and download anywhere from the web, go to the RTC Library Online Database page and click on Ebsco Community College eBook Collection. There you will find over 50,000 books on all topics.


RTC Library Books 

Here are a sampling of RTC books and eBooks on technical writing and related subjects:

Elements of International English Style : A Guide to Writing Correspondence, Reports, Technical Documents, and Internet Pages for a Global Audience.  By Edmond H. Weiss. Call number: RTC Library Stacks 808.042 WEISS 2005.

Envisioning information.  By Edward R. Tufte. Call number: RTC Library Stacks 302.23 TUFTE 1990.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. By Edward R. Tufte.  Call number: RTC Library Stacks 001.4226 TUFTE 2001.

Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative. By Edward R. Tufte. Call number: RTC Library Stacks 302.23 TUFTE 1997.