Composition Links for Students

Links for Instructors

Reference Works

  • ARTFL Project Roget's Thesaurus: Search the headwords or full text of Roget's Thesaurus version 1.02 (supplemented: July 1991) released to the public domain by MICRA Inc.
  • ARTFL Project: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 Edition)
  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: (1901 edition, Project Bartleby)
  • Elements of Style (1918 edition, by William Strunk, Jr.)
  • The King's English, Second Edition -- H.W. Fowler, 1908, published on line by the Bartleby Project, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. A classic text.
  • Quotations Page (keyword searchable)
  • Web of On-line Grammars
  • WWWebster Dictionary: An on-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition
  • whatis?com contains over 1,500 definitions of computer and Internet terms.
  • Writing Labs and Writing Resources

  • Allen K. Smith Writing Centre at Trinity College: Research tools, teaching resources, writing resources, and links to other writing sites.
  • The Arrow -- An outlining tool.
  • Brother Dave's Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Writing Links: English, Linguistics, and Rhetoric/Writing resources by host university.
  • English Pages! (Longman) This site has all kinds of fun tools for locating quirky vocabulary.
  • Garbl's Writing Resources On Line
  • Guide for Writing Research Papers--based on MLA documentation
  • Inkspot: Writing related resources, newsletters for writers
  • Online Resources for Writers (University of Maine, Writing Center Online)
  • OWL Web (Purdue's Online Writing Lab)
  • Other Online Writing Centers And Resources (University of Maine, Writing Center Online)
  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Another hypertext writing tool.
  • Punctuation Made Simple (The Writing Group)
  • University Writing Resources
  • University of Toronto Writing Resources: Gopher, anybody?
  • WWW Resources for Rhetoric and Composition
  • WinonaNet: On-line References: Writing Help
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Guide (Bibliography)
  • Writer's Resources: a good long list of links, but unfortunately, not much distinction made (in terms of how it's organised) between fiction and essay writing resources.
  • Write Your Way to a Higher GPA: Indispensable Writing Resources

  • Longman's rates this site highly.

    Evaluating Sources

  • Books, Periodicals, Primary, and Secondary Sources
  • Distinguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals
  • Evaluating Information Sources
  • Evaluating Web Sources Using Domain Names and Criteria for Guides
  • Evaluating Internet Information
  • Thinking Critically about Discipline-Based WWW Resources
  • Documenting Internet Sources

  • Columbia Guide to Online Style:  "Presents a guide to locating, translating, and using the elements of citation for both a humanities style (i.e., MLA and Chicago) and a scientific style (APA and CBE) for electronically-accessed sources."
  • Electronic Reference Formats (APA)
  • Electronic Sources: APA Style of Citation
  • APA Online Citation Guide
  • Web Extension to American Psychological Association Style (WEAPAS) by T. Land for APA style
  • Electronic Sources: MLA Style of Citation by Xia Li and Nancy Crane
  • MLA Style: The official Modern Language Association site
  • MLA Online Citation Guide
  • CBE Online Citation Guide
  • Chicago Style Online Footnotes
  • Dictionaries, Quotations, and Thesaurus
  • A Few Literature Resources (see my American Lit page for more)

  • The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (From 1907-1921. What they thought way back when.)
  • Milton-L Homepage
  • Oxford Text Archive
  • American Verse Hypebibliography
  • Book Wire
  • Library Of Congress
  • Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
  • Shakespeare and Other Related Sites
  • Drama
  • Literature
  • Speech and Transcript Center Links to historic speeches,transcripts from business, radio and television, U.S. government, foreign governments, international organizations, and professional associations.
  • Literature via the Einet Galaxy
  • Composition Links for Instructors

    Journals

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • College English
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Modern Language Association of America
  • Journal of Basic Writing
  • Journal of Advanced Composition
  • College Composition & Communication
  • Journal of Advanced Composition
  • Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments
  • PRE/TEXT
  • p.r.e.t.e.x.t. electra.l.i.t.e
  • Research in the Teaching of English
  • Rhetnet
  • Technical Communication Quarterly
  • Journal of Second Language Writing
  • A Journal of Composition Theory Online
  • Composition Resources

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • The English Server at Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Bowling Green State University Writing Lab
  • University of Illinois Writer's Workshop
  • IowaState University Writing Labs
  • University of Louisville English Computer-Aided Instruction Page
  • University of Pittsburgh Writing Center
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • The Writing Center at Golden Gate University
  • Professional Organizations

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication online
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Scholarly Resources in Rhetoric

  • Composition and Rhetoric Bibliographic Database
  • H-Rhetor
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