Allows both simple and advanced searches of WWW and Usenet; fast and powerful.
- Ask Jeeves
A very interesting search engine that allows plain English questions
- Britannica Internet Guide
From the Encyclopedia Britannica people; evaluates, rates, and limits findings.
Searches Usenet newsgroups.
An extensive multipurpose finder of information; includes a web search engine, a directory, and other lookups; now allied with America Online.
Powerful and customizable web and Usenet search engine.
Allows searches of WWW, email addresses, Usenet, and newswires. Also include a directory.
Web search engine and more: directory, graphics, PeopleFind, StockFind, Maps, etc.
A large collection of pre-reviewed sites (special "Green Light" database excludes all sites with adult content), along with a directory.
- Open Text
WWW searches; in Power Search mode, provides menus for Boolean search operators; simple to use.
A quick and simple to use web search engine and directory .
Both a full-fledged WWW search engine and the most famous directory for browsing.
Fee-Based Research Services
Searches Business and Company Information, Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks, Medicine, News, People and Biographies, Science and Technology, Social Science, Government and Education.
- Electric Library
Allows plain English searches of more than 150 full-text newspapers and 800 fulltext magazines; free 30-day subscription.
Online legal, news and business information services.
A periodical index and document delivery (by fax) service
- Allyn and Bacon's CompSite
An interactive meeting place for teachers and students to share resources and work on projects.
- Anti-Pedantry Page: Singular "Their" in Jane Austen and Elsewhere
A compilation of famous writers who've ignored the singular "their" rule.
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
1901 edition. Searchable.
According to NASA's Handbook.
- Critique Partner Connections
A place to find a writing partner for help by email.
- Dakota State University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
An Online Writing Lab that provides writing help via email.
- DeVry Online Writing Support Center
Resources for integrating the Internet into your College Composition classes.
- An Elementary Grammar
Twenty-two sections of moderately technical discussions of grammatical topics from The English Institute.
- Elements of Style
Will Strunk's 1918 classic.
- English Grammar FAQ As posted to alt.usage.english
Answers to common grammar questions from linguist John Lawler
- A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples
Forty five rhetorical terms (Alliteration to Zeugma) with links to classical text for examples.
- Grammar and Style Notes
Alphabetically arranged guide to topics in grammar and style.
- A Handbook of Terms for Discussing Poetry
Compiled by students at Emory University.
Hypertext grammar course/handbook from the University of Ottawa.
A biweekly newsletter for writers on the net.
- The "It's" vs. "Its" page
The difference between the two homophones.
- The King's English
Full text of H. W. Fowler's 1908 classic on English, Victorian style.
- Nebraska Center for Writers
on-line resource for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
- On-line English Grammar
Especially suited for non-native speakers of English; includes some sound files.
- Online Writery
"The conversation zone for writers"; tutors and writers meet online and discuss writing.
- Paradigm: Online Writing Assistant
Almost a complete writing textbook online.
- PEN Home
The homepage of PEN, the professional association of writers and editors.
- Poets and Writers Inc. Home Page
Support for professional writers and those who would be professional writers.
- Politics and the English Language
Full text of George Orwell's plea for clarity in writing and thinking.
According to NASA.
- The Rhetoric Page at SDSM&T
Links to writing resources appropriate for both students and faculty.
- University of Michigan OWL
Receive advice about your writing via email, link to other writing resources, or, if you're in Ann Arbor, make an appointment for a face to face tutoring session.
- The Word Detective
Online version of the newspaper column answering questions about words.
- Rensselaer Writing Center Handouts
A collection of handouts on writing topics from "abstracts" to "writing with gender-fair language."
- Undergraduate Writing Center
Services restricted to University of Texas students and staff; links to resources for writers.
- The University of Victoria's Hypertext Writer's Guide
Hypertext guides to writing and literature.
- LEO: Literacy Education Online
Help with "what's bothering you about your writing."
- BGSU Online Writing Lab
A gopher site with downloadable grammar and writing tips.
- English as a Second Language
Bills itself as the starting point for learning English as a Second Language online. Includes visual and auditory resources, as well as a 24-hour help center.
- Main Writing Guide
Three complete online handbooks for writing.
- Non-Sexist Language
Tips for avoiding sexist language, based on National Council of Teachers of English guidelines.
- Purdue On-Line Writing Lab
An extensive source of online help for writers, including professional help to specific questions by email.
An impressive compendium of research-paper help, including live chat rooms.
- Tips and Resources for Writers
Materials for professional writers that are appropriate for beginners as well.
- The Writer's Depot
For a fee, professional writers and editors will critique your work.
- Writers' Workshop: Online Resources for Writers
A directory of online writing help at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Writing Centers Online
A directory of writing centers nationwide who have online presences.
- Writing Papers of Literary Analysis: Some advice for student writers
From Western Michigan University.
Writing for the Internet
Evaluating Information on the Internet
Specialized Web Sites
- Abortion and Reproductive Rights Internet Resources
An extensive set of links to information both pro-choice and pro-life.
- Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet
A listing of full-length texts available on the eInternet.
- African Americana
A moderately extensive directory of websites (and more) dealing with the African American experience.
- American Poetry Hyper-bibliography
A web-based guide to American poetry, searchable on author or title.
- American Studies Web
A good jumping off point for studies in Americana.
- AstroWeb: Astronomy/Astrophysics on the Internet
An extensive directory of links and a searchable database of topics in Astronomy.
- The Business Communication World Wide Web Resource Center
A guide for business writing, with links to other online resources.
- National Center for Education Statistics
Department of Education site containing statistics on education in the U.S.
- Essays in History -- University of Virginia
Full text of the Journal Essays in History issues since 1990.
- FAQ: How to Find People's E-mail Addresses
A guide to the often frustrating process of finding an email address.
- Fedworld Information Network
The searchable gateway to the huge information resources of the Federal Government
- Feminist Activist Resources on the net
A compilation of useful links to feminist resources.
- GPO Access Databases
Another guide to government publications, online and print versions (with instructions for ordering print documents).
- The Human-Languages Page
A huge compendium of links to resources in language.
- Internet Movie Database
A keyword-searchable database of everything you ever wanted to know about movies.
Alphabetical listing (with links) to hundreds of journals, both print-based and electronic, that have a web presence; from Carnegie-Mellon's Humanities Server.
- Library of Congress
The jumping off point for the Library's online resources; not the whole Library itself, however.
A searchable and browsable guide to listservs (email discussion lists).
- Media History Project
A gateway to information on communications and media studies; searchable.
- NASA Spacelink
NASA's fulfillment of its obligation to disseminate all the information it gathers through space exploration.
- National Center for Health Statistics
The repository of the Center for Disease Control's data.
- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
The webpage of the thinktank, devoted to providing resources on understanding the abuse of illegal substances.
- National Organization for Women
A collection of onsite information and links to other websites for women's issues.
- Nijenrode Business Webserver
Searchable guide to online business resources, focused on the needs of students, faculty, and researchers.
- On-Line Literary Resources
A searchable categorized directory of academic sources of information in English and American literature; extensive.
- Postmodern Culture
Complete collection of the online journal of post-modernism.
- Project Gutenberg
The continuing project to make ascii text versions of public domain classic literature available online; nearing 1000 titles currently.
A starting point for studies in world religions.
- Resources for Diversity
A compilation of links to resources in issues of diversity.
- Rhetoric and Composition
An extensive guide to rhetoric, from the ancients to modern composition theory.
- Suicide Information & Education Center (SIEC)
Onsite resources, information, and links to more sites on issues of suicide prevention.
A searchable database of all bills before the most recent sessions of the House of Representatives.
- U.S. Civil War Center
An index of over 2100 Civil War related Internet sites.
- U. S. Senate
A guide to business of the U.S. Senate.
- United States Census Bureau Home Page
A gold mine of statistics about the U. S. population
- University of Virginia Electronic Text Library
Provides access to the University of Virginia's extensive collection of digitized texts and images.
- Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research
An amazingly comprehensive directory of humanities-oriented Web pages.
- Welfare and Families
The Electronic Policy Network's electronic journal, archives, and links.
- White House
The starting point for Executive Branch information.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
A guide to resources on copyrights and patents in the electronic age.
- World Wide Arts Resources
A searchable gateway to the arts online, plus a directory of websites, chats and bulletin boards.
Multimedia, up-to-the minute online news source; not adequately archived for searches.
- Electronic Newsstand
An extensive listing of thousands of magazines; searchable, though most articles founds are not available online.
Online version of Forbes Magazine; searchable archives.
- Fox News
News, business, health, sports, and technology.
- The New York Times on the Web
The New York Times on the web. Requires registration, but free.
- The New York Times on the Web: Books
Web-based book section of the Times.
Links to over 4200 website of print publications--newspapers, magazines, computer publications. Searchable by publication name.
- San Francisco Chronicle
Online version; searchable.
- Time Magazine
An online version of Time Magazine; search feature searches Time and many others; also provide access to bulletin boards and chats.
According to itself, "Information is the oxygen of the modern age.TotalNEWS is a directory of news sites designed to increase your access to information."
- USA TODAY
Online version of the national newspaper.
- Washington Post
Online version of the Washington Post; searchable for past week.
Bibliographic Citation Guides
Finding Email Addresses
Supposedly the Internet's largest collection of email addresses.
An extensive searchable email address directory, plus "yellow pages," a phone book, government and celebrity addresses.
- Internet Address Finder
Claims to be the fastest email search engine, with nearly six million addresses in its database.
- Lycos EmailFind
Associated with the Lycos web search engine.
- Phonebooke [sic]
Searches Yahoo, Usenet, and its own email address database.
One of the most popular "people-finders" on the Internet; good for addresses and phone numbers, thin on email addresses.
- Usenet Addresses Database
A list of the email addresses of posters to Usenet (actually a huge number, when you think about it.)
One of the first, and still one of the most used, people finders: email addresses, phone numbers, home pages, business and government web and email addresses, 800 numbers, yellow pages and more.
- World Email Directory
Spreads itself thin, but your best chance at finding a non-U.S. address.