GuideToOnlineSchools.com (Reach Network, Inc, Kirkland, WA)
Public access. An inclusive directory within a Web site, which has [hyper]links
to multiple general and university resources related to writing
style guides. Resources are available for the following writing
style guides: American Psychology Association (APA), Modern Language
Association (MLA), Chicago/Turabian, and Council of Science Editors
Writers using the APA Style should review the
Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition,
which was published in 2009.
- Online and
noncommercial APA Style documents include:
Free APA Style Tutorials (The Basics of APA Style, and
What's New in the Sixth Edition).
- In addition,
Supplemental Materials include chapter-referenced documents
that are not printed in the Manual.
and MLA Templates (Reference Point Software, LLC, Glyndon, MD)
Commercial. Windows and Macintosh templates are available for APA
(American Psychological Assn) and MLA (Modern Language Assn) writing
styles. Supported word processors include: Word, Works, WordPerfect,
[American Psychological Association] Formatting and Style Guide
(Writing Lab, OWL [Online Writing Laboratory], Purdue University)
Public access. OWL Purdue identifies general APA guidelines for
manuscripts and papers. The
Additional Resources section includes links specific APA Style
Web site, and specific tips and topics. (In addition, the navigation
panel includes links to many generic and specific writing topics.)
With Style--A Hypertext Writing
Plonsky, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin
Public access. (Version 5.x is based on the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association, 2001, Fifth Edition.) A detailed table of contents with internal
links to many American Psychological Association (APA)
writing style guidelines for manuscripts. A layout of the
major components for a manuscript is included.
Writing Center--APA [American Psychological Association]
Documentation (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Public access. Seven directories are included for topics such as:
APA orientation, citations, references, headings, etc. These summary
resources focus on academic papers using the guidelines within the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001,
Fifth Edition). A downloadable .pdf document, APA overview, is
APA [American Psychological Association] Research Style Crib Sheet
(Russ Dewey, Georgia Southern University)
Public access. The site contents include multiple links to style
elements mandated by the American Psychological Association writing
style. A few annotated graphics are included to demonstrate the
layout of APA-based academic papers.
Manual of Style Online (University of Chicago Press)
Public access--directories that identify some fundamentals of the
Chicago Manual of Style for grammar, punctuation, and writing are:
access--specific directories and links within the Chicago Manual of
Style Online are restricted to registered users who have satisfied a
March 31, 2003, a Wordsmyth registration is required to access all lookup
Online (Merriam-Webster, Inc.)
access--ad-supported. An online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the
Merriam-Webster Thesaurus. (An audio pronunciation guide is provided.) Links are provided to other publicly accessible
services, and the subscription service for Merriam-Webster Unabridged.
(Webnox Corp., Ottawa, Canada)
Webnox provides a free online search system for an [British and U.S.] English Dictionary and Thesaurus, and links to its alphabetical version of Computer, Medical, and Dream Dictionaries.
Note: Webmasters are permitted to post a
HyperDictionary.com search box on their Web sites.
An alphabetical index and a look up or search option for
OneLook Dictionary Search
(Datamuse Corp., Hilton Head
Public access--ad-supported. Search results are indexed from over
750 online dictionaries. In addition,
several language options are available. Definitions are arranged by
discipline or area (e.g., humanities, business, Internet, slang,
religion, medical, etc.) for words, abbreviations, or acronyms
of Sound-Alike Words
(P. Sato Web Design, Riverside, CA)
Public access. An alphabetical list of over 850 sound-alike words.
Each word is used in a sentence to exemplify its common use.
and Specific Writing Guidelines
Errors in English (Paul
Brians, Professor of English, Washington State
arranged list of errors and non-errors related to spelling,
word usage, and grammar. Links are provided for other Web
sites and documents.
Guide to Grammar
and Writing (Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, CT
[in the memory of Dr. Charles Darling])
Public access--donations accepted. Use the
or drop-down menus for: Word and Sentence Level; Paragraph Level;
Essay and Research Paper Level; Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search
Devices; Peripherals and PowerPoint Presentations; and Grammar Polls, Guestbook,
to Grammar and
(Jack Lynch, Department of English, Rutgers University)
Public Access. An alphabetical list of grammar and writing style
topics--from A vs. An to Who vs. Whom.
(Gary A. Olson, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State
Explains the use of colons, semicolons, commas, dashes, and
Writers' Workshop (Center for Writing Studies, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) provides public access to:
University of Michigan Document
Public access. Links are provided to several guides with bibliographic and
citation guidelines base on specific systems (e.g., APA and
MLA protocol for Internet and Web documents).
Center--Writing Resources (Arizona State University)
Approximately 75 Online Handouts formatted as Word (or .doc)
documents are organized within multiple headings (e.g., Types of
Writing Projects; Elements of the Paper; Punctuation and Grammar;
Improving your Writing, etc.).
Forms and Templates
Templates-Microsoft Office Online (Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA)
Public access. Forms and templates (e.g., business, legal, career, and
others) are available for license owners of Office applications (e.g.,
License Agreement (EULA) within the directory,
Footer, provide the guidelines for using Office forms and
templates. Each download requires an acceptance of the EULA, and your
PC must accept or already have an installed [Microsoft] ActiveX
Free templates for work, home, and play (Microsoft Corp.,
Public access--no cost. Template topics range from Agendas-to-Time
sheets (with a link to
More categories). Required--installed Microsoft Office programs
(e.g., Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.) that match or is more recent
than the formatted template. Note: Some template downloads require a
Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation.
Forms.com (Macrotwin Company, Minneapolis, MN)
Public access. No-cost and commercial forms documents are available in
various formats (e.g., HTML, .pdf, and .zip).
Fish Translation (AltaVista/Overture Services, Inc., Pasadena, CA)
No cost for noncommercial use.
Text and HTML translation for approximately 40 permutations of
European- and Asian-based languages.
(Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German)
Texto y opciones de la
traducción del HTML para aproximadamente los
lenguajes una docena.
Texte et options de
traduction de HTML pour approximativement les langages
opções da tradução do HTML
para aproximadamente as línguas uma dúzia.
HTML-Übersetzung Optionen für ungefähr
Sprachen ein Dutzend.
In addition, a Web site or
directory can be translated by entering the URL. Commercial translation
software is available.
(SDL, Maidenhead, UK)
No cost for noncommercial use. Obtain an online text translation by copying and pasting text into a
text-box or use the keyboard to compose your text. Translation
options include many European-based languages, and Russian and
Japanese. Commercial translation services are available.
(Smart Link Corp., Irvine, CA)
cost for noncommercial use. An online translation service for multiple
languages, such as: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and
Russian. Commercial translation, including software, is available.