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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.

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UHD Writing-Reading Center (WRC).  In addition to on-site tutoring, the WRC offers printable grammar guides and exercises.

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.

Guide to Grammar and Writing, CCCF.  Contains an alphabetical index of grammar topics. 

Englishworks at Gallaudet.  Contains detailed grammatical explanations accompanied by exercises.

A Pocket Style Manual at  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.”

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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.

The Writer’s Handbook at Wisconsin.  Includes a section on Stages of the Writing Process.

The Writing Center at Rensselaer.  Includes pages on thesis writing, revising prose, and writing with gender fair language.

Stephen’s Guide to the Logical Fallacies.  Explains many common mistakes made in argumentative essays.

Guide to Grammar and Writing, CCCF.  Contains a section on the Principles of Composition.

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The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue.  Has a section on Literary Analysis and Criticism, including pages on writing about literature, fiction, and poetry.

The Writing Center at UNC – Chapel Hill.  Offers pages on writing about fiction, writing about drama, and poetry explications.  Also has a useful page on quotation.

Guide to Grammar and Writing, CCCF.  Contains a page on writing about literature.

The Writer’s Handbook at Wisconsin.  Has a page on using literary quotations.

Writing Center at U Richmond.  Has a page on literary terms and a page explaining the use of present tense for discussing literature.

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms at U Kentucky.

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W. I. Dykes Library at UHD.  Contains a section on Citing and Writing, which includes a guide to avoiding plagiarism and a page on evaluating web sources.

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.

The Writing Center at U North Carolina.  Contains a detailed discussion of how to avoid plagiarism, as well as an MLA citation tutorial and a citation builder.

The Writer’s Handbook at Wisconsin.  Contains a section on Working with Sources, including pages on developing a thesis statement, quoting and paraphrasing sources, and using MLA documentation style.

Research and Documentation for the Humanities at  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.

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W. I. Dykes Library at UHD.  Offers a helpful subject guide for conducting research in the field of English. Provides links to many valuable resources.

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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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LITERATURE ONLINE (for poems online see also “WEBSITES ON POETRY”)

E-Books on the Web.  Search engine for electronic texts.  Allows de/selection of various indexes.

The Online Books Page at the University of Pennsylvania.  Index of online books of literature.  Includes a page of links to other archives and indexes of online books.

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.  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.

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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.

Complete Review.  Includes original reviews followed by summaries of reviews from the media.  Browse by national literature or genre.  Includes a links page to other book review sites.

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UHD Bookstore (Barnes and Noble).  Books can be purchased online and picked up on campus.  Also shop for books via postal delivery at Barnes and Noble.  Enables comparison shopping between online booksellers from all the major stores.

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.

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W. I. Dykes Library at UHD.  Includes a page on writing resumes and cover letters.

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 Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill.  Has a page on application essays for graduate school, internships, and so on.

MLA (The Modern Language Association).  The national organization for professors and students of literature.  Among the MLA’s many resources is a Guide to Doctoral Programs.

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.

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Last updated or reviewed on 2/16/12

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