The Writer's Resource Page

Writing, as a profession, requires knowledge from a broad spectrum of disciplines. I have collected here some of the links I use in my work for quick and accurate information in many fields, along with some references for editorial and stylistic purposes.

Writing is both an art and a science, and I encourage everyone who wants to be a writer to master both the art of turning an elegant phrase and the science of knowing what you are talking about.

I hope these links will help. Please let me know if you have other helpful links or suggestions.

Writing Research Links

Strunk and White -- The Elements of Style
Before you try to write anything, read this.
You can never have too much style...

Websters Dictionary
Definitions on the web

Find a better word!

Alta Vista Translator
Translate text or webpages. Many languages available

The World Factbook
UP-TO-DATE facts and figures about the nations of the world

All of your science questions answered in one place

Law Library on the Web
A definitive collection of state and federal laws

The Bible

World History Index
What would you like to know about world history?

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 1901
Also Searchable!

Mark Twain Quotes
Pithy, witty and often cutting

Thomas Jefferson Quotes
The words and thoughts of one of America's greatest political thinkers

William Shakespeare
The complete works of the Bard

Henry David Thoreau
Some of his writings, including "Walden" and "The Maine Woods"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Includes "Evangeline" -- the story of the Acadian people

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Coleridge
A masterful use of meter and language to tell a timeless tale

The Smithsonian Institution
Arts, culture, science -- What more could you want!

State and local governments
State and local officials on the web

AJR NewsLink
A connection to every newspaper on the web, sorted by state

Myths and Fables
A collection of myths and fables from around the world

U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright your work! Site includes explanations of U.S. copyright laws

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