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Cambridge Dictionaries Online
An online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


The Free Dictionary
Not only an English dictionary, but also medical, legal, financial, computer, and language resources


Macmillan Dictionary
With a thesaurus and "word of the day" feature


Merriam-Webster Online
Also offers word games, and grammar and vocabulary video clips

Free help with synonyms and antonyms
Books Online
Project Gutenberg

Over 35,000 free e-books to download

UNLV e-brary
Download e-books from our own Lied Library.

The OWL at Purdue
Site Map
The original! Handouts, writing advice, and more
Chomp Chomp
A website that takes a non-traditional and colorful approach to grammar.
  The OWL at Purdue - Grammar
A website that offers multiple traditional handouts on grammar.
English as a Second Language

The OWL at Purdue

Handouts and exercises on grammar, including:  punctuation, prepositions, verb tenses, and article usage

  Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

  VOA Learning English
Watch news videos and listen to audio files to improve your English.
The Owl at Purdue

Suggestions for proofreading your papers
  Proofreading Advice
An entire website on proofreading and editing


Preventing Plagiarism

An entire website on ways to deal with plagiarism

Engineering and Science Writing Guidelines

Assignments in Engineering and Science
Advice, models, and exercises for writing and presenting

  The OWL at Purdue: Writing in Engineering
Solid help for writing in a wide range of engineering fields
Technical Writing Technical Writing
A guide to manuals, rules, and proper grammar for a technical paper

Academic Writing
University of Cincinnati

Information on research, definitions, language use, literature, reading, spelling, and term papers

Strunk's Elements of Style (1st edition)
A classic!

  Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style
One of the best online guides and a pleasure to read!
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
An online resource for the study of effective speaking and writing

Style Academy
An online collection of resources (tutorials and exercises) to help you improve your writing.

Business Writing
Backpacks to Briefcases

This very useful UNLV periodical assists in writing cover letters and resumes, and also offers career planning advice.

Personal Statements

Writing Personal Statements Online
A Handbook for Students Applying for Scholarships and Graduate Study

Creative Writing
Writers Write

Includes links, genre specific resources, and information on the business of publishing fiction
  Poetry Foundation
Publisher of Poetry magazine and an independent literary
organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
A resource site for poetry and poets

  Poetry Magic
Resource center for the theory and craft of writing poetry

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