Online Reference Resources

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eBook Crossroads portal for online books and resources was specifically compiled for writers who needed immediate help and didn't have the right book at hand. But there is so much information on the world wide web that we broadened the scope and included listings to help you brush up on punctuation rules and grammar usage, find quotes and much more. These reference sources will provide the information you need or tell you where to find it.

Reference Resources

11 Rules of Writing
A concise guide to some of the most frequently violated rules of writing, punctuation, and grammar.
Search for famous quotes, classic literature, writing guides, and works of nonfiction. Site also includes dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus.

Cybrary of the Holocaust
" shares art, discussion, photos, poems, and facts to preserve powerful memories."
Online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, Site also provides crossword puzzles and other word games, translator and Word of the Day.

List of links to dictionaries, glossaries, and more. Claims to be the "most complete summary of Encyclopedia reference information on the Internet."

Freeality Internet Search Thesauruses
This site offers multiple ways to look up words, phrases, cliches, and quotations.

Grammar and Style Notes
This site provides grammar rules and style guidelines to help you write more clearly. Sections are arranged alphabetically by word and topic. You have the option of downloading or printing the entire guide for your own use.

A comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs

Project Gutenberg Web Site
Collection of classic literature available as etexts.

Merriam-Webster Online
The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online, free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunications. You can also read the Word of the Day, play Word Games, etc.

OneLook Dictionary
Links to General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

Online Library of Literature
Full text of selected works of literature categorized by author.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
A comprehensive online textbook covering all aspects of writing. Written and regularly updated by Chuck Guilford.

St. Cloud State University's Literacy Education Online
A writing center providing a comprehensive list of materials to support writers. Their catalog includes resources on a variety of writing issues.

The On-line Books Page
"The Online Books page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all." Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library.

"Wordsmyth is an innovative and evolving language reference source that meshes the functions of a dictionary and a thesaurus with powerful and flexible search capabilities...The dictionary-thesaurus itself has been designed to emphasize full, supportive usage information in entries, including example sentences and phrases, and indicators of context and grammar. It offers extensive referencing, too; for each meaning of a word, lists of synonyms and similar words...are provided, each hyperlinked to its own, precise definition."

A comprehensive and authoritative language community portal that includes resources for language study and improvement, available in more than 250 languages.

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