Writing Help

Writing-Help Dictionaries and Thesauruses Cambridge Dictionaries Online Several separate dictionaries-English, American English, idioms, phrasal verbs, French/English, and Spanish/English.
American Heritage Dictionary The latest edition of this dictionary features almost 100,000 entries.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and thesaurus.
Dictionary.com Dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia.
Wordsmyth Dictionary and thesaurus.
One Look Search many dictionaries. Also has a
reverse dictionary for finding a word by describing a concept or idea.
Free Dictionary Dictionary of words and phrases and thesaurus.
AllWords Dictionary and many links for word lovers.
yourDictionary.com Hundreds of dictionaries in English and other languages.
Hypertext Webster Gateway All words in definitions clickable.
Glossarist A searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries.
Acronym Search Find what acronyms and abbreviations mean.
Acronym Finder Another searchable dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initials.
RhymeZone Find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.
WriteExpress: Rhyming Dictionary
Internet Anagram Server Rearrange the letters in words or phrases to make new ones.
One Across Crossword puzzle help.
Open Directory Project: Dictionaries Links to more dictionaries. Help for Citations-
Chicago Manual of Style: Q & A
Frequently asked questions about style.
OWL Purdue’s Online Writing Laboratory has more than 130 instructional handouts to assist writers.
SparkNotes: Ultimate Style: The Rules of Writing An A to Z style guide.
Online Resources for Writers Links to many resources.
Online Resources for Writers Links to many resources.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant An interactive, menu-driven, online writer’s guide and handbook.
Columbia Journalism Review: Language Corner Discussion of various rules of the language, including rules of thumb. Scroll down for archives.
Citation Style for Research Papers Examples of the APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, and Chicago styles.
Citation Style Guides Guide to different bibliographic and note formats by Wright State University Libraries.
Citation Machine You type in the information and it will generate correct MLA or APA citations.
Economist Magazine Style Guide British style (Different rules than U.S. English).
Guardian Unlimited Style Guide British style (Different rules than U.S. English). Grammar and Punctuation
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Complete guide to the writing process prepared by Professor of English Charles Darling.
Guide to Grammar and Style Another good guide from Jack Lynch, Rutgers University.
Punctuation Made Simple Basics on the colon, semicolon, comma, dash, and apostrophe.
Daily Grammar Lesson Archives Basic grammar lessons.
Grammar and Punctuation From the Writing Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Common Errors in English Hypertext of Paul Brians’s book.
English Usage, Style & Composition Searchable and browsable access to these books:
American Heritage Book of English Usage (1996)
The Columbia Guide to Standard American English (1993)
The Elements of Style (1918) by William Strunk Jr.
The King’s English (1908) by H.W. Fowler
Online English Grammar Details on adjectives, adverbs, determiners, direct and indirect speech, -ing form, nouns, passive voice, possessives, relative clauses, infinitives, and verbs.
Yahoo Directory: English Grammar, Usage, and Style Links.