Dictionaries and Writing Sources
Oxford English Dictionary (UMaine only -- requires MaineCard barcode)
The comprehensive resource!
- OneLook Dictionary Search Links to more than 200 general and specialized language and subject
- RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary and
Search for perfect rhymes, match ending sounds, get definitions or related words, check
spelling, or find homophones, semantic siblings, or synonyms.
Thesaurus (1911 edition) A classic dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
- Internet Acronym Server Search for the meanings of
abbreviations and acronyms, or find abbreviations and acronyms by typing in words. Includes a list of acronyms that have been searched for but not found.
Search acronyms and abbreviation, or move from words in combination to their
abbreviation. Browse by categories (e.g. government, computing, etc.).
- Merriam-Webster Online
Search (Merriam Webster). Includes definitions, pronunciations, spelling, and a
Links to collections of English and other-language dictionaries and
Grammar Resources (University of Chicago) "An annotated collection of
grammar and writing resources from around the web."
- Elements of Style (Strunk, 1918)
A standard, if opinionated, guide to prose style.
- University of
Maine Writing Center Set up an appointment! Includes links to a number of writing and language
- Writing and Presenting
Your Thesis or Dissertation Online guide to process of writing and defending a thesis or dissertation. Includes summary of key ideas
covered in guide and selected list of links at the end.
- Guide for Writing a
Funding Proposal Companion piece
and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation. Covers each section in proposal with writing hints and examples.
Reading, Writing, and Researching for History Part of a series of guides on the process of preparing papers in history prepared
by the History Department at Bowdoin. The Writing guide includes sections devoted to structure, content,
use of primary materials and formatting papers.
- WTS Pamphlets
(Indiana University) A series of documents, each on a
specific writing situation, including “How to Write a Thesis Statement",
“Writing Book Reviews”, and “Writing Resumes and Cover Letters”.
How to Prepare an
Annotated Bibliography A Cornell University guide to the preparation of annotated
bibliographies with sections defining the annotated bibliography, comparisons to abstracting,
citation information and examples.
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