English & Language Arts

Bartleby: English Usage, Style & Composition ( ) Full-text, searchable versions of useful reference books on grammar & language.  Includes William Strunk’s The Elements of Style and The American Heritage Book of English Usage.

Book Rags ) – Similar to Schmoop and Cliffs Notes, Book Rags provides summaries, plot analysis, and other information for students writing papers about books.  ( ) – Search several online dictionaries to find word definitions and usage. Be sure to visit the sister-sites and

Guide to Grammar and Writing ( ) – No matter how obscure your grammar question, this site can help you. It indexes grammar and writing topics based on your problem, providing sentence-level, paragraph-level, and even paper-level assistance.

OWL: Online Writing Lab ( ) – Find clear instructions for overcoming writer’s block, gathering information, and writing a great paper. OWL also offers tips on style and avoiding plagiarism.

MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide ( ) – This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Shmoop ( ) – Shmoop provides excellent information on theme, plot analysis, and literary devices used in many of the books you have to read and write about for school.


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