About the Writing Lab - (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/lab/) - This Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is a great resource for anything to do with writing. It is designed for students to explore and research writing styles, difficult styles, and almost anything else to do with writing. This one is worth some time to explore.
Alan Cooper's Homonym List - (http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html) - Although this site was last updated on February 15, 1997, it lists well over 700 sets of homonyms, over 1500 individual homonyms and over 100 references. If a homonym is what you seek, this is the gold mine.
Aphorisms Galore! -- Feed Your Wit - (http://www.ag.wastholm.net/) - A short saying that has a punch is an aphorism. An example states, “It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.” This was written by William Markiewicz. In this website, serious to humorous sayings may be found as source material.
Common Errors in English - (http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html) - This is an excellent website to help clear up many common errors. Is the result of an action an effect or an affect? If you wish to change the subject do you say never mind, or nevermind? This website has hundreds of common errors with explanations provided to help a writer determine correct usage.
Grammar Slammer--English Grammar Resource - (http://englishplus.com/grammar/) - This is a quick and easy to use resource to help with grammar and writing. If you need help formatting a letter, knowing which form of a word to use, or the correct spelling, this is the site.
Guide to Grammar and Writing - (http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm) - This is another searchable site that provides guides and information about grammar and writing. This one even provides PowerPoints with directions!
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - (http://www.webster.com/) - Uh. A dictionary. Online. With a Thesaurus.
OneLook Dictionary Search - (http://www.onelook.com/) - This is a new kind of dictionary that allows creative searches for word parts and words you don’t know how to spell. How? You put question marks for the letters you don’t know. Str???th returns 1). Strength 2). Striketh and 3). Striveth Also, put an asterisk (*) where you don’t know how many or what letters. This would be great looking for words that rhyme. What word rhymes with orange? Search *ange. EXCHANGE! STRANGE! CHANGE!
Online Symbolism Dictionary - (http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/) -This site provides all sorts of symbolic meanings for a variety of topics, objects, and ideas. A Pen? “The pen represents learning, knowledge, and the creation of destinies.”
Refdesk reference, facts, news, free and family friendly - (http://www.refdesk.com/) - When asked what his browser home page was, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Secretary of State Colin Powell responded, “RefDesk.” The reference site is so comprehensive, General Powell said, he has thrown out all his encyclopedias and dictionaries. It would be hard to count the resource links from this one page. Just look. It’s amazing.
Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style - (http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html) -This one is not for everyone. If you want to become a detective on the elements of writing style, this website is a great place to begin your journey.
The Quotations Page - Your Source for Famous Quotes - (http://www.quotationspage.com/) -Need a great quote to go in your paper? Who said it? How, exactly, was it stated? This is where to find it. Easy searches make for a great resource.
The Word Detective - (http://www.word-detective.com/) -So you have heard a quote or saying and have no idea what it means? The Word Detectives will help! If what you are looking for is not in their lists already, you may submit questions. So, for all intents and purposes or all intensive purposes, you may determine the correct form and usage with humorous wit included.