With hundreds of sources of information, this award-winning Web site
claims that it's the "single best source for facts on the Net"and
you just may agree. Links to newspapers and magazines from all over
the world give research a worldwide perspective. And if you can't find
what you're looking for on this page, Refdesk.com provides links to
the Top 10 Search Engines.
Browse the stacks of the world's libraries at this Web site. In addition,
you'll find links to school libraries, presidential libraries, and specialized
libraries, as well as a nicely stocked Reference Desk.
Language Center at Merriam-Webster Online
You'll find more than just word definitions, synonyms, idioms, and related
words using this online dictionary and thesaurus. Have some fun while
improving your vocabulary, spelling skills, and knowledge of the English
language with Word Games, Word of the Day, and transcripts of the daily
radio broadcast Word for the Wise.
Earn your diploma from the Vocabulary University by playing SAT-type
word puzzles. This site aims to blend fun and learning into vocabulary-building
exercises. Visit Word City, a "city" of root-word buildings, or travel
to the Championship Playoffs for some challenging word puzzles.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab strives to provide you with the resources you
need to become a better writer. This site's online handouts are indexed
by topic and include spelling, punctuation, sentence construction, parts
of speech, and research papers. Scroll down to the Spelling handouts,
and try the interactive exercises to learn about spelling rules, noun
plurals, and suffixes.
With Your Studies
This site can help you develop great study skills, prepare for tests,
improve classroom concentration, and improve your memory. If English
is your second language, there's even a section of study tips especially
CalREN Project Study Tips
The CalREN Project Study Tips Web site is loaded with advice on how
to make the most of your study time. Here you'll learn ways to conquer
procrastination, enhance your listening, and improve your test-taking
skills. If you think your study skills could use improvement, this site
can help you detect the habits you need to change.
From Booker T. Washington to Bill Clinton, this PBS site presents a
rich collection of historical U.S. speech texts. Click on the Speech
Archive for a list of the entire collection. The texts for some important
speeches are enhanced with background information and photos as well
as audio and video clips. Practice your presentation skills with the
Wordsmith Challenge, an interactive demonstration of rhetorical devices,
or try delivering a speech using a teleprompter at Could You Be A Politician?
Making a presentation before an audience can be intimidating, but using
specific strategies can alleviate the nervousness associated with speaker's
anxiety. Go to this Web site to learn more about these techniques, and
turn apprehension into confidence.
Demonstrations of Electronic Research
This interactive Web site hosted by Colorado State University offers
tutorials on locating resources on the Internet. Topics include tips
for refining searches, evaluating sources, and searching online databases.
You'll also find links to selected library catalogs available online.
This Web site teaches Internet basics in everyday language. From plugging
in a modem to designing a Web page, you'll find help on just about every
Internet topic. Access resources, articles, and tutorials about the
Internet; a helpful Net Glossary is just a click away if you run across
an unfamiliar term.