Reference and Research
- http://openlibrary.org/ If you love books, why not help build a library?
- http://www.refdesk.com/ Great source for facts
- http://bartleby.com Great Books On Line
- http://www.all-about-forensic-science.com/crime-scene.html Crime Scene Investigation
- www.crime-scene-investigator.net Crime Scene Investigation
- www.howstuffworks.com How Stuff Works
- www.fordham.edu/halsall Internet History Sourcebooks
- http://ipl.org The Internet Public Library
- http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov Databases on Toxicology and Hazardous Chemicals
- Biography.com – searchable database of 15,000 names.
- alibris-books from independent booksellers: readers search for books by specific elements: plot, setting, theme, and characters.
- Copyright Office
Resources for Creative Inspiration
- A Chocolate Box Take one!
- Soul Food Cafe Creative!
- Creativity Porta Explore & express your creativity
- Ginosko Literary Journal invites you to contribute to thier literary ezine. Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, social justice concerns, spiritual insites.
- WhoWhatWhen is a database of people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present. Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals. Examples:
Who was alive and what was happening in 1776?
Who was born/died on December 25th?
Which scientists were contemporaries of Pascal?
Which wars were being fought during Mozartâs lifetime?
- Internet Archive – “Universal access to all knowledge”
Wayback Machine allows you to look at Website archives from other times.
Text Archive Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.
Audio Archive This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.
This and That
- Why Indie Authors? from a blog that reviews independent authors.
- Idioms and Phrases from The Free Dictionary
- RhymeZone.com – Type a word and find rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.
- NaNoWriMo: November is National Novel Writing Month. Try your hand at writing 50,000 words in 30 days.
- A daily program of poetry and history
- Conferences and workshops
- Web del Sol An e-zine dedicated to online publishing of literary journals.
- Writing Fix Ideas and inspiration for writing teachers
- BookBrowse.com Free book excerpts from the best current books. Plus book reviews, summaries, author biographies, interviews.
- Forensic Science Technician Comprehensive list of U.S. schools that offer Forensic Science Degrees. Also has interesting links for other Forensic sites. Good for research.
- Writers Digest Blogs
- Arts & Letters Daily The editors of this site daily post teasers and links to the Net’s best articles, opinions and book reviews. They also link to hundreds of magazines, newspapers, journals and online news sources.