WEB SITES FOR RESEARCH WRITERS

 

Search Engines

Visit "Using Search Engines to Find Web Resources."

 

Style Manuals

[APA] Publication Manual FAQ
http://www.apa.org/journals/faq.html
Official guide to "frequently asked questions" about the APA Publication Manual.

Columbia University Press
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/index.html
Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor.

Chicago Manual of Style FAQ
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/cmosfaq.html
Official guide to "frequently asked questions" about the Chicago Manual of Style.

MLA Style
http://www.mla.org/set_stl.htm
The Modern Language Association no longer posts online guidelines on MLA style. 

Subject Guides

Academic Info
http://www.academicinfo.net/table.html
Guide to Internet resources in many academic disciplines.

Infomine
http://infomine.ucr.edu/
Thousands of links in ten major academic subject areas.

Literary Resources on the Net
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/
Searchable index focusing on English and American literature, with some coverage of other national literatures plus classical and Biblical literature.

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/
Large collection of humanities links organized by subject area.

World Wide Web Virtual Library
http://vlib.org/
Subject guides to hundreds of topics by academic specialists.

 

Online Libraries and E-Texts

Alex--Catalogue of Electronic Texts
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/alex
Downloadable English and American classics in PDF (Acrobat) format.

Cambridge University Library
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
Catalogs of books and manuscripts, virtual tour, history of the library, and more.

Bodleian Library
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/
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).

British Library
http://www.bl.uk/
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
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
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
http://eserver.org/
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
http://www.ipl.org/
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
http://lcweb.loc.gov/
Online search engines covering the catalogs of one of the world's greatest research libraries.

New York Public Library
http://www.nypl.org/index.html
Online catalog of one of the world's great public research libraries.

OhioLINK Central Catalog
http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search/
Pioneering statewide library catalog with more than 44 million items.

Online Books Page
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
Searchable index of thousands of online books. Good place to look for non-academic items (for example, "how-to" books).

Bartleby.com
http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/
Collection of online literary texts.

Project Gutenberg
http://promo.net/pg/index.html
Thousands of public-domain books in plain ASCII format.

University of Toronto Libraries: Resources
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/www/resources.html
Extensive collection of electronic texts.

 

Resources for Research Writers

Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
Large, useful collection of resources for writers and teachers of writing, including links to other sites for writers.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
http://www.powa.org/
Limited coverage of research writing, but well designed presentation of general advice for college writers.

Researchpaper.com
http://www.researchpaper.com/
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.