Writing Resource Links

Helpful Reference Books and Sites

Bartlett's Book of Familiar Quotations
A collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

The Quotation Page
This page is originally developed as a catalog of quotation resources on the Internet, it has since evolved into a large-scale quotation site with many original resources.

Bible Texts and Reference Materials
A directory of Online Bibles and Biblical reference material.

Roget's Thesaurus
Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical index of headwords, or browse the thesaurus through the six broad categories into which Dr. Roget classified the entire vocabulary of the English Language.

Strunk's Elements of Style
Believing that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any conscientious writer.

Webster's Dictionary
The only up-to-date dictionary on the Web.

With material gathered from college writing centers and professional proofreaders, this site offers must-have suggestions for those who do not have time to make it to an in-person consultation.


ESL Home Page
A starting point for ESL learners who want to learn English through the Web.

ESL Quiz Center
Quiz yourself on geography, grammar, history, idioms, slang, and more.

ESL on ManyThings.org
Get what you need for your level--beginner, lower intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced. Each level contains: grammar, listening, vocabulary, lesson plans, reading, writing, and reference pages.

Purdue's ESL Resources for Students
Get information on general questions, vocabulary, grammar, links to other interesting ESL sites, and more.

ESL Partyland
Our student pages have over 75 interactive quizzes, 15 discussion forums, interactive lessons on a variety of topics, and lots of great links.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This site helps enhance language learning beyond the static page (i.e., just the printed word) and focuses on listening skills.

Activities for ESL Students
Helping to make learning fun, this site holds quizzes, puzzles, videos, and teaching tips to enrich ESL English skills.

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students

Selected Links for ESL and EFL Students 

Libraries and Electronic Texts

DBU's Vance Memorial Library
You will want to begin your research at DBU's library. The librarians are very friendly, helpful and are familiar with the faculty and the research needed for various classes taught at DBU. You should familiarize yourself with the online databases as well.

American Authors on the Web: General Resources
Search for authors, time periods, or genres of writing that are associated with American authors.

On-Line Books Page
The On-Line Books Page is a directory of books that can be freely read right on the Internet.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
It includes a searchable list of all prize winners since 1917. It also includes guidelines, entry forms, and contact information.

University of Virginia On-Line Library
A showcase of cutting-edge projects, unusual resources, electronic exhibits, and news at the library.

UTA's English Matters Blog 
Faculty thoughts about current English studies.

The Internet Public Library
The first public library of the Internet that is committed to providing valuable services.

The Argus Clearinghouse
A selective collection of topical guides.

The single best source for facts on the Internet.

Online Documentation

MLA Resources Online

Learn about MLA style, the annual convention, reports, documents, and more.

Turabian Resources Online

Buy the Turabian Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations on Amazon.com!

APA Resources Online

Electronic reference formats recommended by the American Psychological Association.

APA Blog
Helpful ongoing conversation for APA tips and items not covered in the manual. Sponsored by APA.

Online Writing Centers

Purdue's On-Line Writing Lab
The Lab serves the entire Purdue community and offers outreach services to Internet users around the world as well.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Writing Center
The Center has the mission of invigorating writing in the disciplines-from the first year through the dissertation. We bring together tenure-track faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and undergraduate peer counselors to discuss composition pedagogy, theory, and practice.

University of Texas Writing Center
The Undergraduate Writing Center is a component of the Division of Rhetoric and Composition in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

Gallaudet University's English Center 
Our staff is trained to help students identify their best learning styles and to use collaborative reading and writing techniques that guide students to become independent learners.

Sam Houston Writing Center

Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services

Plagiarism Links
Research Links

The iLove Languages Page: Languages and Literature, English
English and Language Arts Resources, literature, libraries, Writing Across the Curriculum.

On-line Scholarly Journals
This directory provides links to established Web-based scholarly journals that offer access to English language article files without requiring user registration or fees; support is gratefully accepted through optional membership.

Guide to Grammar and Style
These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes.