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Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks

  Macmillan Dictionary
This free online English dictionary was created to demonstrate how spoken and written text are used today.
  Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Access the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online.
  Roget's Thesaurus
Access Roget's thesaraus online via
  The Grammar Handbook
From the Writers' Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,this handbook explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

Find Style Manuals and Writing Guides

    Assistance for research and writing

  Citation Styles Freely Available 
MLA and APA style sheets prepared by Minnesota West library staff. Links to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue are also available.
  Purdue Online Writing Lab
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material provided as a free service to students, members of the community, and users worldwide to find information to assist with many writing projects.

Use Web Resources

    High-quality, reliable internet sites
Helpful rules, real-world examples, and quizzes based on Jane Straus' Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.
  LEO: The Write Place
St. Cloud State University provides handouts on a variety of topics such as business writing, citing, grammar, organization, punctuation and research papers.
  Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Provides information about the organizing, revising, and editing processes of writing. Also includes pointers for writing informal essays, thesis/support essays, augumentative essays, exploratory essays and how to document sources.
  Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Rio Salado College Online Library outlines the steps of the research process. A timetable and a checklist and provided to assist in the successful completion of a research project.
  Writer's Resources
Access strategies for starting, revising, and proofreading papers as well as tips for grammar, punctuation, and documenting sources from Western Libraries at Western Washington University.

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