Department of English
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Writing Resources

There is a wide variety of writing resources available on the web. Here are some sites recommended by the English Department.

General Resources

Merriam-Webster Online
Provides an online dictionary and thesaurus, word games, downloads and interesting articles.

Thesaurus.com

Dictionary.com

Internet Public Library
Librarians have begun to tackle the web, and we all stand to benefit. Their goal at the Internet Public Library: "To serve the public by finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating quality information resources."

infoplease.com
Search for anything your heart desires in this collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs.

The Library of Congress
Access to the Library's catalogs and other research tools, as well as to current and past congressional documents.

Writing Resources

Strunk and White: The Elements of Style
A complete online version of this classic guide to the art of clear and concise writing.

Barlett's Quotations
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs.

A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
A searchable glossary and a handbook containing definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices.

ShawGuides
The guide to writer's conferences.

Writer's Digest
"The online guide to the writing life."

Fiction Writer's Connection
"FWC provides help with novel writing and information on finding agents and editors and getting published. If you are working on a book or a story and need some advice, or if you have just finished a project, but are not sure what to do next, FWC is where you can turn."

Write4Kids.com
Provides tips and how-tos for writing for children.

Princeton Writing Center
Provides short write-ups on a variety of writing problems such as "Avoiding Common Errors in Logic and Reasoning" and "Developing and Argument."

 

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Last update on August 11, 2008