WEB SITES FOR RESEARCH WRITERS
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[APA] Publication Manual FAQ
Official guide to "frequently asked questions" about the APA Publication Manual.
Columbia University Press
Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor.
Chicago Manual of Style FAQ
Official guide to "frequently asked questions" about the Chicago Manual of Style.
The Modern Language Association no longer posts online guidelines on MLA style.
Guide to Internet resources in many academic disciplines.
Thousands of links in ten major academic subject areas.
Literary Resources on the Net
Searchable index focusing on English and American literature, with some coverage of other national literatures plus classical and Biblical literature.
Voice of the Shuttle
Large collection of humanities links organized by subject area.
World Wide Web Virtual Library
Subject guides to hundreds of topics by academic specialists.
Online Libraries and E-Texts
Alex--Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Downloadable English and American classics in PDF (Acrobat) format.
Cambridge University Library
Catalogs of books and manuscripts, virtual tour, history of the library, and more.
Catalog and guide to the world's greatest library of English literature. Digitized images of pages from rare books and manuscripts. Access to OLIS (the catalog of the Bodleian and other Oxford Libraries), and OLIG (the Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway).
Major center for electronic documents. The British Library's 18 million volumes make it one of the greatest literary research libraries in the world.
Electronic Text Center --University of Virginia
Thousands of on-line texts, some proprietary and limited to University of Virginia users, but many available to the general public.
EServer.org--Iowa State University
More than 34,000 diverse items (texts, online journals, discussions, links, audio recordings, and even software) relating to various topics in the arts and humanities.
Internet Public Library
Sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Information; offers guided online searching in a wide range of subject areas.
Library of Congress Home Page
Online search engines covering the catalogs of one of the world's greatest research libraries.
New York Public Library
Online catalog of one of the world's great public research libraries.
OhioLINK Central Catalog
Pioneering statewide library catalog with more than 44 million items.
Online Books Page
Searchable index of thousands of online books. Good place to look for non-academic items (for example, "how-to" books).
Collection of online literary texts.
Thousands of public-domain books in plain ASCII format.
University of Toronto Libraries: Resources
Extensive collection of electronic texts.
Resources for Research Writers
Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Large, useful collection of resources for writers and teachers of writing, including links to other sites for writers.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Limited coverage of research writing, but well designed presentation of general advice for college writers.
A commercial site sponsored by Infonautics, Inc. that offers free tips and discussion of research writing. Topic ideas can be pursued free of charge via Infoseek, or, for a subscription fee, on Infonautics' service, Electric Library. (Note: Useful site, but Infonautics' documentation guidelines and examples are unreliable.)
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Last update: 30 August 2005.