Research and Language
There are also many other sites to help in research and writing.
A Research Guide for
Online Language Resources includes dictionary and
dictionary and encyclopedia, as well as facts about U. S. Presidents
(excellent) and U. S. History and Government (good but erratic in
--allows you to search for words with similar or opposite meanings
Free Dictionary Online
--searches several online databases simultaneously
-- is a vast archive of published articles availble for free searches.
from 300 publications go back to 1998.
...and many, many more, though don't overlook the obvious--the spell
check, thesaurus, and grammar checks already available on your word
processing software!! (There is no excuse for turning in a paper
with misspelled words.)
-- excellent source for online (.gif), up-to-date maps on any country
Writing and Grammar
For help in all phases of writing, including grammar, I
Guide to Grammar and Writing , as well as two resources
on use of active verb forms,
Active and Passive Voice and UMW's
The Writing Center . (You will soon
discover that I detest overuse of passive voice!)
I have also composed a Sample Essay
that you may examine.
Using the Internet
World Wide Web (for beginners with no Web experience)
Guide to Research With the WWW
This page last updated: January 14, 2004.