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W. I. Dykes Library at UHD. Includes a page listing dictionaries and thesauruses available free online, including the Oxford English Dictionary. Also has a page listing free encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Some of these resources require students to log in with their student ID when off campus.
Wikipedia. A “free-content” online encyclopedia to which individuals contribute articles and information. Its content is not submitted to a vigorous review process. Therefore, many professors do not approve its use in research papers because they do not consider it a reliable source.
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. Has pages dedicated to grammar, academic writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL).
The Writer’s Handbook at Wisconsin. Has a section on grammar and punctuation and a section on improving writing style, including pages on constructing clear, concise sentences and on using transitions.
Writing Center at U Richmond. Has sections on punctuation and on sentence structure.
Englishworks at Gallaudet. Contains detailed grammatical explanations accompanied by exercises.
A Pocket Style Manual at DianaHacker.com. Includes grammar explanations and exercises, a section on debates about language use, and useful links. Some pages require students to log on but are free.
Ask Betty at U Washington. Dedicated to explaining how rhetorical grammar can be used to convey ideas more effectively.
Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. A classic guide to proper grammar and writing style.
Grammar Girl. “Quick and dirty tips for better writing” from Mignon Fogerty. Download the free podcasts or read the transcripts, each containing a short, informative discussion of a common problem in writing, such as the difference between “lay” and “lie.”
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. Includes pages dedicated to every aspect of the writing process.
The Writing Center at U North Carolina. Contains thorough explanations of a variety of topics in the sections Writing the Paper and Specific Writing Assignments.
Stephen’s Guide to the Logical Fallacies. Explains many common mistakes made in argumentative essays.
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms at U Kentucky.
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. The section on Research and Citation has a research overview and guidelines for writing a research paper, as well as pages devoted to searching the web, evaluating sources of information, documenting electronic resources, and MLA formatting. It also has a page devoted to avoiding plagiarism, which involves properly quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
CORE: Comprehensive Online Research Education at Purdue. An online tutorial on conducting research and writing a research paper. Requires free registration.
Research and Documentation for the Humanities at DianaHacker.com. Includes guidelines for performing research, useful links for finding sources, instructions for proper MLA documentation, and sample papers.
Citation Styles at Bedford St. Martin’s Online!. Explains how to use MLA style for electronic sources.
Son of Citation Machine. Formats publication information that you enter according to a chosen documentation style, such as MLA.
Google Scholar. Search engine of scholarly articles available online.
MLA Bibliography. Bibliography of articles related to literature in English and other modern languages.
Academic Search Complete. Database of articles from scholarly journals.
JSTOR. Database of articles from scholarly journals.
Project Muse. Database of articles from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Literary Resources on the Net. Well organized links to webpages on a wide range of literary topics.
Voice of the Shuttle. Well organized links to webpages on a wide range of literary topics.
Literary Criticism at the Internet Public Library. Links to websites on authors and their works.
Modern American Poetry Online. A collaborative site which offers biographical data, historical background, selected poems, and critical essays on many twentieth- and twenty-first-century American poets.
Poet's House. A New York City site housing works by contemporary American poets.
Poet’s Corner. A collection of nearly 7,000 works by almost 800 poets - ranging from some of the best known works in the English language to works that were never widely known or whose popularity has been obscured by time.
Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets.
Famous Poets and Poems. A free poetry site, housing a large collection of poems and quotes from over 628 poets.
Representative Poetry Online. Hosted by the University of Toronto.
E-Books on the Web. Search engine for electronic texts. Allows de/selection of various indexes.
Digital Book Index. Index of commercial and non-commercial offerings in literature and other fields. Requires registration.
Google Books Search. Scanned books. Select “Full View” while searching to limit results to full text access.
Text Archive at the Internet Archive. Mostly scanned, some transcribed books.
Project Gutenberg. Transcribed books in plain text.
ALEX: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet. Transcribed books in plain text.
Etext Center at University of Virginia. Site location changing.
Great Literature Online. Transcribed classic literature. Includes author timelines and resource links.
The Cranky Librarian. Transcribed classic literature.
Literature.org: The Online Literature Library. Transcribed classic literature.
Bibliomania. Transcribed classic literature accompanied by advertising.
KnowledgeRush Book Directory. Author biographies linked to electronic texts.
Fiction: The English Server Fiction Collection.
Short Stories at East of the Web. Includes stories that can be read online, printed, or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.
Classic Short Stories. A website dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading light prose.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts. A wide selection of transcriptions, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.
The New York Times Book Review. Extensive searchable archived reviews. Requires free registration.
The New York Review of Books. Reviews from recent issues freely available. Searchable archive requires paid subscription.
Books at the Houston Chronicle. Current issue as well as searchable archived reviews.
The Times Literary Supplement (UK). Current issue as well as searchable archived reviews. Some articles require paid subscription.
Guardian Unlimited Books (UK). Current issue as well as searchable archived reviews.
Amazon. New and used books, DVDs, etc., from their own stock and from independent sellers.
Alibris. Used books from their warehouse and from independent sellers.
Powell’s Books. Used books.
Strand. Used books.
AbeBooks. Used books.
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. The section entitled Professional, Technical, and Job Search Writing has guidelines for writing job application letters, personal statements for graduate school, resumes, and more.
The Linguist List at Eastern Michigan U. Major online linguistics resource, featuring graduate program reviews, information on upcoming conferences, and a job list, as well as computer tools, fonts in various languages, and other language resources.
Last updated or reviewed on 2/16/12