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Author malcolmw  Date 01 Mar 09, 15:57  Views 5939
Description Links to sources of information, discussion and reference
Category Other Information  Type Reference

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Words
A.Word.A.Day
Learn a new word a day. Join the list to get it delivered by email

Merriam Webster
Word of the Day from Merriam Webster's dictionary

Webster’s Online Dictionary
This is NOT the site you usually find for Webster – try inputting a word and be amazed at the in-depth treatment.

Meanings and Origins of Phrases, Sayings and Idioms
Browse the alphabetical list of 1,200 phrases and sayings

No so cross words
Interesting words and phrases from Brighton and Hove Toastmaster Brian Dungate

Origin of Phrases
"At the end of your rope"? No worry. Just "Cut to the chase" and you won't have "eggs in your face"!

The Grammar Lady
The finer points of grammar.

Common Errors in English
Have an "espresso" (not "expresso") and enjoy the "anecdotes" that's surely an "antidote" for a dreary day!

Take Our Word For It
A "Weekly Word-origin Webzine". Fabulous source about word origins and more.

AskOxford Collective nouns for almost every animal.

Collins Cobuild Concordance and Collocation Sampler
Read the page to see the wonderful things you can do.

Word Matcher:
A wonderful free tool for finding words in puzzles.

Language guesser from Xerox Research

Grammar
AskOxford Grammar FAQ from Ask the Experts


People
People Spot
Useful information about people on the Web - biographies, vital records, demographics, population and census statistics, family, military and missing person networks, service organizations, support groups, genealogy resources and much more.

Biographical Dictionary
containing thousands of people, from all professions, from ancient times to the present day.

Lists of names of famous people


Dictionaries and Encyclopedia
wikipedia
A free encyclopedia built collaboratively using Wiki software

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica Online, featuring the complete Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia.com from Electric Library
Search or browse over 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia

English Dictionary.com
The English dictionary is an amalgamation of open content English dictionaries available online and offline

The free dictionaries project
A collection of online dictionaries and translation resources in English and other languages. A comprehensive reference site with a home page quick translation tool that provides the foreign language equivalent of English words in over 50 alphabetically listed native tongues.

Dictionary.com
Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day.

Memidex Dictionary and Thesaurus

Encarta World English Dictionary
features audio clips of words pronounced. Online Rhyming Dictionary

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, & Almanac
Information Please is the world's largest free reference site. Here you can find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, business, education

LibrarySpot - encyclopedias, maps, libraries and more
The library and reference information portal of the Web. Find top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, genealogy tools and much more in one user-friendly spot

Refdesk.com
The single best reference source for facts on the Internet.

Online Rhyming Dictionary
Rhyming dictionary, thesuaurus, spelling checker, and word finding tool.

The CIA World Factbook:


Quotations
Quotations Page
A large site devoted to quotations from famous people and literature. Over 10,000 quotations are available for searching and browsing. Includes the popular Quotes of the Day, Motivational Quotes of the Day, Quote Search, and Random Quotations pages

British National Corpus
A very slow site but well worth the wait. It will produce (free service) fifty complete sentences culled from a wide variety of writing and records of speech in which your given search word is found.

Said what? Famous Quotes, Funny Quotes, Inspirational Quotes

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Bartleby.com Quotations
Quotation references form the Bartleby project, including the "old Familiar" above

quoteland.com
Quotations by Author The master list of all authors quoted on this site

Quote Garden
Thoughts to grow on

WriteDesign Quotes
Sorted collection of quotes

The Quotations Archive
The Quotations Archive is a comprehensive, searchable database of general purpose quotations

Motivational Quotes
Another collection inspirational quotes

Reference Shelf
Washington State University's compilation of basic reference tools on the Internet offered for your convenience. Here you will find reference tools, facts & figures, maps, and links to educational, financial, government, literary, medical, phone, science and travel references.

Famous quotations (changes daily)


Making Speeches
Element of Style
from Columbia University's Bartleby Project

Inkspot: Resources For Writers
Tips for improving writing.

The Writers’ Page
Writers resources, large volume of links to dictionaries, references, organizations, discussion groups and FAQs. News and information and online publications, also includes bookstores and search sites and women writers.

Writers References and Resources
General writing resources.

Speech archive from the History Channel
Collection of speeches in Real Audio format

Afterhours Inspirational Stories
Collection of inspirational stories

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
Speeches by Women around the world. Includes searchable index


Discussion
District 71 Toastmasters Discussion List


Special Search engines
A collection of special search engines from the University of Leiden

    
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