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Reference Room

 

Fun Things

1. Word Magic by Cindy Rogers - for advanced writers

2. Word Trippers by Barbara McNichol - Not sure which of two words you should use? Check this out.

3. Writer's Market - find the right market for your document

4. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

5. The Elements of Grammar by Margaret Shertzer

6. The Elements of Editing by Arthur Plotnik

7. Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript by Chuck Sambuchino

8. The Write Way by Richard Lederer and Richard Davis

9. The Little Book of Writing by Richard C VeitWord Play

10. What Happens When People Talk by Peter Farb

11. Writing for the Soul by Jerry B Jenkins 

Recommended Sites to Visit

1. Writing.com - free writing community where you can post your work and get feedback (huge site)

2. MyWritersCircle.com - free writing community where you can post your work and get feedback (smaller site)

3. Historical Guide to American Literature - http://www.freebooknotes.com/historical-guide-to-american-literature

Dictionaries

1. This one is neat! Find Crossword Puzzle Solver, Text Translator, Word Games, Tools and Resources at www.dictionary.reference.com 

2. Everyday dictionary that can't be beat: www.merriam-webster.com

3. Definitions, translations, or search all dictionaries at once at www.onelook.com

4. Dictionary and Thesaurus www.yourdictionary.com

5. Medical Dictionary www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html

6. Dictionary, Encyclopedia, & Thesaurus www.thefreedictionary.com

7. Dictionary, Grammars for 350 languages, Puzzles, Word Games, Jokes, and Word of the Day – all at www.alphadictionary.com

8. Slang dictionary www.urbandictionary.com/

9. Street lingo – stay hip at www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1809858_1809955_1811527,00.html

10. Reference Dictionary, Thesaurus, Quotations, English Usage, Religion and Mythology, Literary History and Literature, Anatomy, Cooking, Etiquette, Parliamentary Procedure and Government http://bartleby.com/reference/

11. "Respectfully" Quotes: A Dictionary of Quotations – http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/respectfully

12. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - http://www.bartleby.com/81/

Reference Books

1. World Atlas - www.infoplease.com/atlas/

2. Mythology Atlas - www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas (mythology)

Encyclopedia

2. Facts & Statistics Encyclopedia - http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/

3. Jewish Encyclopedia - www.jewishencyclopedia.com/

4. Medical Encyclopedia - www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

5. Wikipedia - www.en.wikipedia.org

Miscellaneous

1. The Holy Bible - http://www.bartleby.com/108/

2. Locate Bible verses at http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/

3. Great Books Online - http://www.bartleby.com/69/

4. CIA World Factbook - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

5. "Respectfully" Quotes: A Dictionary of Quotations - http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/respectfully.html

6. The Elements of Style - a must for every writer - http://www.bartleby.com/141/

7. If you need help in math, see Math Calculations and Computations - http://www.brainpop.com/math/seeall/

8. Cambridge History of English and American Lit. - http://www.bartleby.com/cambridge/

10. William Shakespeare search - http://www.bartleby.com/people/Shakespe.html

11. Bartlett’s Shakespeare Quotations - http://www.bartleby.com/100/138.html

12. Anatomy of the Human Body - http://www.bartleby.com/107/

13. Emily Post on Etiquette - http://www.bartleby.com/95/

14. Robert’s Rules of Order - http://www.bartleby.com/176/

15. Wm. Jennings Bryan - http://www.bartleby.com/people/Bryan-Wi.html

16. American Historical Documents - http://www.bartleby.com/43/

17. Scientific Papers on Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology - http://www.bartleby.com/30/

18. Historic Voyages and Travels - http://www.bartleby.com/33/

19. Emerson, Ralph Waldo - http://www.bartleby.com/people/Emerson.html

20. Plato - http://www.bartleby.com/people/Plato.html