Links for Writers

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Summary

Here are some useful links for writers, provided by AlaWriter, a professional novelist herself!

General research

InfoPlease

On-line dictionary, internet encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac reference: http://www.infoplease.com/

The Internet’s Best Electronic Reference Desk

On-line resource with extensive list of online reference sources, including current events, web searches, on-line books, electronic journals, online magazines, newspapers, dictionaries, financial information, geographical, travel, and other: http://www.usbusiness.com/esu.htm

The Library of Congress

Online collections: http://www.loc.gov/

Myths and Legends

Master link page to other sites which specialize in myths, legends, and folklore for all parts of the world, throughout history: http://www.myths.com/pub/myths/myth.html

The Internet Public Library

Centralized research source, includes subject collections and ready references: http://www.ipl.org/ref/

IPL Subject Collections

Sci-Central

Gateway to the best scientific research news sources: http://www.scicentral.com/

Historical Resources

The Biographical Dictionary

Searchable online dictionary contains more than 28,000 notable persons from ancient times to the present day: http://s9.com/biography/

Akhet Egyptology

Information about ancient Egypt, including Egyptian mythology, mummification, a list of kings (with biographical material), Egyptian art and sculpture, and an annotated guide to Egyptological Web sites: http://www.akhet.co.uk/

Ancient World Web

Compendium of internet sites pertaining to the history, archaeology, and anthropology of the ancient world: http://www.julen.net/ancient/

Anthro.Net

Links and references for anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences: http://www.anthro.net/

Online Text Sources

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

Complete searchable online text of the 1919 version; a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature: http://www.bartleby.com/100/

Bartleby.com

Great books online, includes encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and hundreds of other texts: http://www.bartleby.com/

Internet Sacred Text Archive-Ancient Egypt

Includes links to full online text sources related to ancient Egypt–including texts by E. A. Wallis Budge: http://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/

The Internet Sacred Text Archive

Extensive listing of full-text sources: http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

Electronic Text Center-English Online Resources

Extensive collection of full text resources: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/eng-on.html

Historical Text Archive

Free, full-text history books: http://historicaltextarchive.com/books.php

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Extensive list of full-text online resources: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

IPL List of Online Texts Sources

Listing of sources by category for online full-text resources: http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.60.00/

English Religious Resources from the University of Virginia Library

Publically accessible, contains numerous texts.: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/relig.browse.html

Writing and Style Resources

The Elements of Style-by William Strunk, Jr.

Famous, fundamental text on English grammar and style: http://www.bartleby.com/141/

Merriam-Webster Online

Searchable dictionary and thesaurus: http://www.m-w.com/

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus

Searchable thesaurus: http://www.bartleby.com/62/

Creating a Believable World

Excellent article with hints on how to create a believable world for your story: http://www.poewar.com/articles/world.htm

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: Show and Tell

The art of building scenes: http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/sep01/browne.htm

Guide to Writer’s Conferences and Workshops

Shaw Guides

Free online directory to writers conferences and workshops: http://writing.shawguides.com/

Linguistics

Ethnologue

Centralized resource for the search into the world’s languages. A catalogue of more than 6.800 languages spoken in 228 countries: http://www.ethnologue.com/info.asp

Linguistics Resources from Anthro.net

Links to general references and bibliographic sources in linguistics.: http://home1.gte.net/ericjw1/linguistics.html

Mythology and Folklore

Myths and Legends

Master link page to other sites which specialize in myths, legends, and folklore for all parts of the world, throughout history.: http://www.myths.com/pub/myths/myth.html

IPL collection: Mythology and Folklore

http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/soc70.50.00/

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Extensive list of full-text online resources: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html


--Michelle 22:02, 7 Jul 2004 (PDT)