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* Wikipedia Search
* EtymologyDict
* Meriam-Webster
* K-Play
* Yahoo Ed


* punctuation
* linking logically
* paragraphing
* skim and scan
* spelling tips

Literary terms

* BBC News (UK)
* Google News
* Newseum
* The Age (Vic)
* The Australian
* TheTimes (UK)
* TheWest (WA)
* WashingtonPost


Reference sites


Reference Sites

Included here are links to a range of Internet reference sites, some of which are already contained in the left-hand menu that runs throughout this site.

Reference Search Site :
Nine excellent search and reference sites on one page.

Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary
Look up a definition, pronunciation, etymology, spelling, or usage point in the on-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition. A thesaurus can be queried for similar words, hypertext cross references are available, misspellings return suggested spellings, and there are hypertext links to illustrations. Includes links to the Word of the Day and transcripts of the Word for the Wise radio program

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

This Yahoo site provides access to Encyclopedia Britannica on a single search basis..

Literary Research Tools on the Net
An incredibly comprehensive collection of Web sites related to literature & the humanities. Includes Syllabi and Other Course Materials for Literature Courses . Compiled and maintained at the University of Pennyslvania. (added 11/25/95, reviewed 5/26/00)

Encarta Online

Secondary English Resource Page
This Queensland site has some great English reference material relevant to Yrs 8 - 12.

Roget's Thesaurus
This site has a nice interface & arranges words according to the ideas represented as in a printed Roget's. (added 5/23/96, reviewed 8/3/99)

The Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend. It contains thousands of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

Reading the Classics Online

Great Books Site

Aesop's Fables Online Exhibit

Internet Referencing
How to correctly acknowledge internet reference sources.

Guide to Writing Research Papers
The Guide to Writing Research Papers takes a comprehensive look at research techniques, proper forms for citation based on MLA form, and much more.

Word Puzzles and Games
Nothing whizzbang wonderful, nonetheless some effective word-puzzles for classroom exercises and activities or simply for you to try to improve your own word knowledge.


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