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Free online resources and references for English and Literature courses including English Dictionary, English Thesaurus, English links, and English as a second language. See tutorials, newsgroups, MLA Style, and more...
 
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Resources and References
for English Courses

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus Online Added Dec 2012
 
Oxford Dictionaries
References, Oxford Guide to English Language, Ask Question/Answer; Language links for English, French, German, etc.
 
Strunk's Elements of Style Added Dec 2012.
 
Roget's Thesaurus Alphabetical Index Added Dec 2012
 
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Dictionary, Thesaurus, quotations, or online literature.
 
The Alpha Dictionary Site
 
Selected Colleges and Universities in the United States
Partial list: Alphabetical, by state. Many colleges, schools are not listed.
 
Encyclopedia Britannica
This site has a somewhat searchable database but also has dictionary and a thesaurus.
 
Internet Public Library
This is a very large site. Begin by selecting a category of inquiry.
 
Literature and Composition Links
This site is so large with Lit. and Composition links that it is a reference.
 
Lives, The Biography Resource
Thousands of biographies, memoirs, and more
 
News and Newspapers
Hitmill.com's compiled directory of world news links, U.S. newspapers.
 
Refdesk.com
Send in your comments to the Webmaster... pros and cons alike.
 
THOR The Virtual Reference Desk
An excellent reference site you may want to bookmark.
 
WWWebster Dictionary
Dictionary and Thesaurus
 

 

Grammar Links

Grammar Checker and Spelling Checker Added Dec 2012
 
Grammarly: Grammar Checker Automated Proof-Reader; added Dec 2012. Used by some universities and other schools.
 
A Bare Bones Guide to English, Big Dog's Guide Added Dec 2012
 
A Guide to Coordinating Conjunctions Added Dec 2012
 

 

Reading and Audio Books

Free Audio Books Online Compiled Directory of free audio books online; added Dec 2012.
 

Young Children Learning to Read

Yahoo Kid's Dictionary Added Dec 2012
 
Children's Storybooks Online Added Dec 2012
 
Free Children's Books Online Added Dec 2012
 
Magic Keys Children's Storybooks Online magickeys.com/ added Dec 2012
 
For iTunes: iPad, iPod, Educational Apps for Young Childrens and Books for Kids to use on iPad See description at iTunes from this link. Added Dec 2012; cgribble for hitill.com
 
Digital Storytime.. Reviews books for iPad for Kids Added Dec 2012. cg.
 
ABCMouse.com Pre-school through Kindergarten early learning; subscription pricing. First month free.
 


 

WRITING LINKS

Being A Writer A site for educators, teachers, parents, student guidelines for writing daily; added Dec 2012cg
 
Commonly Misused Words and Phrases Added Dec 2012.
 
Dartmouth.Edu Writing Program
 
Edurest (list)
Writing resources.
 
English for Webheads
Free writing course
 
Garbl's Writing Center
Gary B. Larson's great site: portal to a free editorial style manual , annotated directory of writing web sites, concise writing guide, advice, and writing forum.
 
Guide to Grammar and Writing Added Dec 2012
 
Online Writing Lab of Purdue University (OWL)
Indispensable Writing Resources
 
Write or research a paper, do research, find reference material, writing lab links, and search engine links.
 
Online Writing Guide at Purdue University
Great site for writers; additional links
 
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Start your essay here. Free writing assistant.
 
College Writing
The Nuts and Bolts of All stages of writing an academic paper.
 
The Thesis Statement (pertains to essays)
 
The Writer's Web (University of Richmond Writing Center)
Early stages of writing a paper; information about the process of writing in general, some interactive activities.
 
Writing Techniques Handbook
This is from the Writer's Workshop, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Click on "Tips and Techniques" in the left column.
 

 

MLA STYLE


 

LITERATURE

A Celebration of Women Writers
Browse by Century or by Country
 
Anglistik Guide
Anglo-American Language and Literature Guide
 
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
Online literature, references, quotations.
 
California Literature
Hitmill.com's directory of California literature links for students.
 
Literature and Composition Resources
A huge site you will not want to miss�
 
Native American Authors
 
Project Gutenberg
Searchable database for online books.
 
The Great Books Foundation
Books, sales, book discussions; the great books program was started many years ago by two professors at the University of Chicago. Who can recall the publishing of the "Great Books of the Western World"? Was this done during the late '50's or the early 1960's? Look at the literature posted on the site today.
 
The Perseus Digital Library
Archaic and classic Greek texts
 
Women Writers Project
Accessible by subscription only; one-month trial subscriptions are available
 
Writing Papers of Literary Analysis
 

 

ESL LINKS

ESL Grammar Links Added Dec 2012
 
About.Com's ESL Resources and Reading Links
 
Article Useage
A tutorial on the correct use of English articles, for ESL Students.
 
Best English Links for ESL Students
Languages-on-the-web.com has a very good directory of links for ESL students.
 
EFI: Free English School on the Net
Beginning, intermediate, advanced levels; free courses.
 
Peak English
Online interactive English school for ESL students. The premiere site on the Web for learning the English language.
 
Writing Argumentative Essays for ESL Students
How to write an argumentative essay; structured for the ESL Student.
 

 

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