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Internet Links for Writing
and Research
 
 
 

Search Engines


AltaVista

http://altavista.digital.com/

Fast and powerful


Ask Jeeves

http://www.askjeeves.com

Allows questions


Britannica Internet Guide

http://www.ebig.com/

Evaluates, rates and limits findings

(searching for famous people)


DejaNews

http://www.dejanews.com


Excite

http://www.excite.com

Allied with America Online, extensive


HotBot

http://www.hotbot.com/


Infoseek

http://www.infoseek.com

Allows searches of WWW, email addresses, Usenet, and newswires; also includes a directory


Open Text

http://index.opentext.net/

WWW searches; povides menus for Boolean search operators; simple to use


WebCrawler

http://www.webcrawler.com/

Quick and simple to use


MetaCrawler

http://www.metacrawler.com/


Yahoo!

http:www.yahoo.com/


Bigfoot

http:www.bigfoot.com

Supposedly the Internet's largest collection of email addresses


FAQ: How to Find People's E-mail Addresses

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/finding-addresses/faq.html


WhoWhere

http://www.whowhere.com/

People finder: addresses, phone numbers, home pages, business and government Web and email addresses
 
 

General Directories


Berkeley Digital Library

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/welcome.pl/

Online collection at the University of California; searchable


Internet Public Library

http://www.ipl.org

A directory of Web information arranged like a public library


InfoSurf: E-Journals and E-Zines

http://www.library.ucsb.edu/mags/mags.html

A categorically arranged list of magazines and journals available electronically


Librarian's Index to the Internet

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/

This site has 100s and 100s of links arranged by major categories and sub categories to almost every area of interest.


University of Virginia Electronic Text Library

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/uvaonline.html

University of Virginia's extensive collection of digitized texts and images


Essays in History?University of Virginia

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/journals/EH/EH.html

Full text of the journal Essays in History issues since 1990.
 
 

Resources for Researching Current and Debatable Events


CNN

http://www.cnn.com/

Multimedia, up-to-the minute online news source; not adequately archived for searches


Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/

News, business, health, sports, and technology


Newsstand

http://www.ecola.com/news/

Links to over 4,200 Web sites of print publications?newspapers, magazines, computer publications. Searchable by publication name.


Time Magazine

http://pathfinder.com/time/

Online version of Time Magazine


USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/

Online version of national newspaper


Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/

Online version of the Washington Post; searchable for past week


American Journalism Review

http://www.ajr.org

Index to newspapers that have some full text articles online


Policy.com

http://www.policy.com

Features position papers written by organizations devoted to social, economic, and political issues.


Opposing Views

http://www.lib.washington.edu/mcnews/ov/opposing.html

Index to organizations and issues of debatable nature.
 
 
 
 

References


Acronym and Abbreviation List

http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/

Searchable list of acronyms; also reversible to search for acronym from a keyword


The Alternative Dictionaries

http://www.notam.uio.no/~hcholm/altlang/

Dictionary of slang and expressions you most likely won't find in a normal dictionary


CIA World Factbook

http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

Every hard fact about every country in the world


Encarta

http://www.encarta.com/EncartaHome.asp

Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia allows users to keyword search topics


Encyclopedia.com from Electric Library

http://www.encyclopedia.com/

This online encyclopedia allows the user to search a term/phrase or browse by letter


InfoPlease

http://www.infoplease.com/

Combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts and historical records


Let's Find Out

http://www.letsfindout.com/

The Knowledge Adventure Encyclopedia is a great homework helper. Perfect for school projects


Quotations Page

http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/

Search for quotations


Roget's Thesaurus

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html
 
 
 
 

Writing Resources


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett/

1901 edition; searchable


Rhetoric and Composition

http://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/rhetoric/

Guide to rhetoric from the ancients to modern composition


The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

http://www.grammarbook.com/


An Elementary Grammar

http://www.hiway.co.uk/~ei/intro.html

22 sections of moderately technical discussions of grammatical topics from The English Institute


Elements of Style

http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/strunk/

Will Strunk's 1918 classic


BGSU Online Writing Lab

gopher://gopher.bgsu.edu/11/Departments/write/

Downloadable grammar and writing tips


DeVry Online Writing Support Center

http://www.devry-phx.edu/lrnresrc/dowsc/

Resources for integrating the Internet into your college composition course


Garbl's Writing Resources On Line

http://pwl.netcom.com/~garbll/writing.html

Links to write the perfect paper


A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples

http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html

45 rhetorical terms (Alliteration to Zeugma) with links to classical texts for examples


Paradigm: Online Writing Assistant

http://www.idbsu.edu/english/cguilfor/paradigm/

Almost a complete writing textbook online


Politics and the English Language

gopher://dept.english.upenn.edu//00Courses/Lynch3/orwell

Full text of George Orwell's plea for clarity in writing and thinking


Rensselaer Writing Center Handouts

http://www.rpi.edu/dept/11c/writecenter/web/handouts.html

A collection of handouts on writing topics from "abstracts" to "writing with gender-fair language"


Tips and Resources for Writers

http://www.olywa.net/peregrine/index.html/

Materials for professional writers that are appropriate for beginners as well


The University of Victoria's Hypertext Writer's Guide

http://webserver.maclab.comp.uvic.ca/writersguide/welcome.html

Hypertext guides to writing and literature


University of Michigan OWL

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ecb/OWL/owl.html


Checklist for Evaluating Web Sites

http://www.canisius.edu/canhp/canlib/webcrit.htm


Critically Analyzing Information

http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/skill26.htm

Not specifically devoted to internet sources


Internet Navigator?Evaluating Internet Information

http://sol.slcc.edu/lr/navigator/discovery/eval.html

From Salt Lake Community College's online Internet resources course.
 
 

Bibliographic Citations


MLA Style

http://www.mla.org/main_stl.htm

The official MLA site and most current guide to publication style


Citing Electronic Materials with the New MLA Guidelines

http://www-dept.usm.edu/~engdept/mla/rules.html


APA Style

http://www.wilpaterson.edu/wpcpages/library/apa.htm

APA guide, abridged