A concise guide to some of the most commonly violated rules of writing, grammar, and punctuation.
Acronym and Abbreviation List
Locate the abbreviation or acronym you're looking for.
Searchable database of more than 150,000 common acronyms and abbreviations, with an emphasis on the fields of computing, technology, and telecommunications.
American English Spelling Checker
Check the spelling of a word just by typing it in and if it is mispelled, you'll get a list of words that may match the one you're trying to spell.
Unique, free online tool (anagram engine) which gives you many options to filter and show only interesting anagrams.
APA Style | Electronic References
The material provided covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media.
APA Style Guide
List of the most commonly used types of sources with examples from The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which offers complete guidelines for manuscript style and citation in APA, the documentation style of the social sciences.
Fun and free language advice and links to online reference sources.
A Research Guide
"The goal of this site is to provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings."
Brendan's On-Line Anagram Generator
This amazing program will take an English name, phrase, and so on, and rearrange the letters to form other English words! For example, "Robert Dole" becomes "Elder Robot".
Rules were made to be broken, but not for writers. This site is fun and factual.
Chicago Manual of Style - Q&A
New questions and answers from the University of Chicago Press.
Commonly Confused Words
List of terms that are sometimes misused.
Unsure of how to trim the fat from your writing? This website may clarify some of your doubts about what words must go and what words must remain to make your writing as clear as possible.
A free online language wizard.
A dictionary for your mind. Offers search and index of words.
Good Grammar, Good Style™
Articles and answers to frequently asked questions about grammar, mechanics, and style.
A fun look at various editor's and writer's mistakes...
GRAMMAR&STYLE -OneLook Dictionaries
Type in the word of your choice and check its definition, spelling, usage etc...
A free monthly email newsletter to help you improve your grammar, punctuation and writing skills.
Comprehensive list of terms and definitions.
Guide to Grammar and Style
Awesome site by Jack Lynch featuring a collection of notes from his classes - read grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and more.
Good guide to heteronyms - words that are spelled identically but have different meanings when pronounced differently.
Alan Cooper's compilation of words that are pronounced the same, but are spelled differently, and that have different meanings.
Find out what you say and why you say it...
J. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Explore this popular classic online.
Jennifer's Language Page
A collection of how to say common words and phrases in different languages with extensive links to similar pages.
Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
Excellent list of journalism resources/guides.
KCI: Reader Based Writing Style Guide
Extensive, alphabetical index of points of style.
Knowledge Explorer Center
Come explore the wonders and quirks of the English Language including the parts of speech, sentences, style guidelines, usage, punctuation, spelling, and more.
Latin Phrases and Words Used In English
Just what the title says...
Notorious Confusables: Part One
Great interactive list of commonly confused words - like advise/advice...
Online English Grammar
A searchable database of grammar links providing tips on topics like; verbs, pronouns, nouns and more.
Online English Phrase Checker
Check any English phrase in seconds with the world's largest collection of written English using the alltheweb search engine. Find out: how many times a phrase or word is used; how it is used; and in what contexts.
Online Rhyming Dictionary for Poetry and Songwriting
Type your word, hit enter and bingo - get a list of rhyming words.
Oxford English Dictionary
Learn a new word every day.
Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus
New concept that appears to be a valuable resource.
Helpful tips for writers on how to not "misuse words and phrases."
Punctuation Made Simple
Just what the title says...
Assorted articles about grammar, language usage, and general writing styles.
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
Search feature allows you to find the perfect compliment to fill that frustrating blank in your verse.
Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style
Online edition of classic book.
The Chicago Manual of Style
Online information to answer all of your questions about style.
The English Style Book
Get helpful resources in this free guide from The Literary Encyclopedia and The Literary Dictionary Company.
The Language Construction Kit
Page designed to help you create artificial languages-- for a fantasy or an alien world, as a hobby, as an interlanguage.
Using MLA Format
Online guide to using Modern Language Association format.
Using APA Format
Guide to using American Psychologial Association format.
The Word Detective on the Web
The online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language.
Find similar words to add flavor to your writing, fill the missing gap in and increase your knowledge.
The Visual Thesaurus
Look up 140,000 words using Visual
Voice of America Pronunciation Guide
Extensive search engine for names and terms.
This unique tool transforms any webpage into links to Dictionary or Thesaurus lookups.
Web of Online Dictionaries
World language dictionaries and English dictionaries.
Lots of links to sites that feature fun with words.
A resource to enrich your English-vocabulary skills by focusing on the Latin and Greek elements used in words.
This English dictionary and thesaurus allows you to search the site in three different .
Word For Word
Find the origins of unusual words and phrases, and more.
The Writer's Essential Guide to Punctuation, Spelling, Style, Usage and Grammar