A continually developing list of resources to help writers from invention to revision.
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OSUN Library Main Page: The Ohio State University Library, which includes OhioLink, a service that enables OSU students to borrow materials from other participating universities and colleges in Ohio.
ERIC: A source for research on education policy and practice.
Psyclit: The easiest way to find research on almost any topic concerned with Psychology.
MLA: The Modern Language Association's International Bibliography (accessed through EBSCO)--a useful tool for research in any discipline.
Internet Public Library: The sites offers library services to Internet users, by evaluating information sources on the internet.
WWW Virtual Library: Another site that evaluates and offers informative sources on the internet.
Project Gutenberg: Source of free electronic texts.
Online Writing Guides
University of Richmond Writing Center Writer's Web: An online handbook maintained by the URWC.
The OWL at Purdue: Deservedly ballyhooed Online Writing Lab with many printable handouts and exercises for issues all along one's writing process.
The University of Victoria's Hypertext Writer's Guide: According to the site, the guide functions as "an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature."
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: This site offers helpful material on discovering what you have to say, composing and supporting a thesis, organizing, revising, and editing an essay, documenting sources, and writing various types of essays.
Grammar and Style
Guide to Grammar and Writing: A very detailed site with interactive quizzes and PowerPoint presentations.
Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style: Constantly updated guide on style and usage.
Grammar Bytes: "Hip" look at grammar use.
Common Errors in English: Good for sorting out to/too/two and the like.
Online Resource Books
Encyclopedia Britannica: The most comprehensive, online encyclopedia -- a great starting point for any research topic.
Merriam-Webster Online: Online version of the dictionary. Abridged.
Dictionary.com: Comprehensive online dictionary.
Oxford English Dictionary: In-depth definitions, as well as the history and etymology, of words.
Thesaurus.com: Comprehensive online thesaurus.
Roget's Thesaurus: Roget's II: The New Thesaurus.
Bartlett's Quotations: Find a quotation to fit your theme in this database.
Elements of Style: Online version of Strunk & Whites classic style guide.
Freeality.com: Collection of many different reference books online.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online: Idiom, French/English. Spanish/English, Phrasal verb dictionaries online. Good for ESL concerns.
Wordnet: According to the site, "a lexical database for the English language."
American Sign Language Browser: Video clips and still pictures of American Sign Language.
Hacker Resource and Documentation: Includes detailed sections on MLA, APA, Chicago (Turabian), and CSE styles.
Easy Bib An interactive web form that formats source information into citations. You fill out the forms, copy the result and past it into your document.
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