Links

These Web sites, many of them interactive, provide structured lists for help with grammar, literature, vocabulary/spelling, and composition. We hope these sites are useful to you. They are listed here as a service, not necessarily as a foolproof endorsement. Please contact us at nicholas.webb@occc.edu with additional comments, questions, or concerns.

Grammar - Rules and Quizzes

Cengage Grammar Quizzes

ESL Grammar Exercises

Self-study Quizzes for ESL students, part of the Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students, is a large collection of grammar quizzes.

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is hosted by Capital Community College.

The Bluebook of Grammar and Punctuation is an online grammar textbook.

Houghton Mifflin's Writing: ACE Practice Tests another collection of grammar quizzes.

The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. It does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar.

William Strunk's Elements of Style, is available as a courtesy of the Bartleby project. This is useful for grammar and for writing.

Jack Lynch's Grammar and Style Notes, an alphabetized collection of grammar rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.

Research - Citing Sources, Format, etc.

Searching for Sources is a courtesy of University of Purdue Online Writing Lab which will help you use search engines more effectively.

Evaluating Sources is a courtesy of University of Purdue Online Writing Lab

Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format is a courtesy of University of Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format is a courtesy of University of Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation site has guidelines for citing MLA, APA, and Chicago Style papers. This includes in-text citation, end citation, manuscript format, and a sample paper.

Literature Sites

The On-line Books Page is an indexed and linked list of thousands of books available online.

Shakespeare: Sonnets is part of the CMU Poetry Index of Canonical Verse.

Online Library of Literature is just what the title indicates, an online library for literature.

Glossary of Poetic Terms is a reference site covering poetic terminology.

Online Writing Labs (OWLs)

Online Writing Lab at Purdue is considered the granddaddy of all current OWLs.

Writers' Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reference Sites - Dictionaries, Thesauruses (Theasauri), Encyclopedias

Merriam-Webster Dictionary is one of the most popular dictionaries of the English language.

The Encyclopedia Britannica is available courtesy of The Washington Post.

is available courtesy of the Bartleby project.

Yourdictionary.com allows the student to find words in several languages.

Roget's Thesaurus is the online version of a necessary reference for writers.

Library Spot is an online library with links to several reference sources.

Dictionary.com

Writing - General Information

Jack Lynch's Grammar and Style Notes, an alphabetized collection of grammar rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.

Writing Tips from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant takes the student through the steps of writing an essay.

William Strunk's Elements of Style, available courtesy of the Bartleby project. This is useful for grammar and for writing.