Humphrey Fellowship

AEI - University of Oregon

Summer 2003


Creating a Research Paper and Citing Sources

Model Library Research Essay

Topics for Research Papers

Rules for Writers This is the companion web site for the handbook, Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker.

Writing Resources for English Language Learners: Resources, tips, organization, style, mechanics, topics, research, and more ...

University of Illinois at Urbana: MLA and APA styles and links to writing resources; has grammar links.

Ohio University: Writing resouces for English Language Learners

Capital Community College: A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Modern Language Association

Purdue University Online Writing Lab: Resources for Documenting Electronic Sources

Bedford's/St. Martins: Citation Styles On-Line. A detailed guide to citing on-line sources.

Columbia Guide to Online Style: The Elements of Citation; Documenting Sources in the Text; Preparing the Bibliographic Material

Finding Articles

Find Free search of archive of published articles, from more than 300 magazines and journals.

Controversial Topics ideas for topics with links to web sites.

Reference Sites

Knight Library

Encyclopedia Britannica Seach the encyclopedia and web sites at the same time.

O'Keefe Library St. Ambrose University: "Best information on the Net" Lists of controversial topics with links to sources of information.

XRefer: Cross references to a variety of dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

Webster's Hypertext Interface Dictionary

Grammar and Style Guide

Finding Articles

Find Free search of archive of published articles, from more than 300 magazines and journals.

Controversial Topics ideas for topics with links to web sites.


Plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it

Plagiarism and the Web

Choosing the Right Words

Literature concordance program for Works of Literature

General texts concordance program for searching general texts (newspapers, magazines, etc.)

The Web as a Corpus. Use this concordance program to search the entire Web!

Cobuild: "Bank of English," plus dictionary and vocabulary activities

The Compleat Lexical Tutor. Search texts, find collocations and link to an on-line dictionary.


One Look: search for definitions and other information from many dictionaries at once

Wordsmyth: electronic dictionary with thesaurus

Cambridge Dictionary: most words have one or more example sentences definitions; fund and games; translator and more

Merriam-Webster: definitions, sentences, and listen to the word

Bartleby: search for words as they occur in various texts search, translate, and listen

Wordnet: words, definitions, sentences and most frequent synonyms

Word Profiler: paste in a text and find out how frequently the words are used

The Compleate Lexical Tutor (MacIntosh version) You can find examples of a word in many contexts and get dictionary information.


Guide to Grammar and Writing: An excellent and very easy to use web site devloped by Professor Charles Darling of Capital Community College.

Monash University: Tutorial for Using articles

More Grammar Links

Reading Skills

The Longman English Pages: Reading exercises with a wide array of topics from theories of personality to types of presidents to the future of health care.

Reading for the Main Idea: Columbia College of Missouri's advice on finding the main idea while reading.

How Can I Organize My Textbook Reading? Tips for what to do before, during and after reading.

American Language Reading. Information on using a dictionary, finding the main idea, identifying supporting details, understanding figurative language, etc.

Reading to Comprehend and Learn. Tips for understanding what you read.

Cerritos College Reading Skills Tutorial. Reading tips and vocabulary help.

How to Read a Difficult Book. Tips on how to read difficult material.

Listening Skills

Randall's Listening Lab

General Language Skills

ESL Internet Resources


iTools, Online Language and Research Tools:

Language Box, Resources (Links to worldwide media resources, organized by language.):

Online Books Page

Online Newspapers

Project Gutenberg, Online Books

Radio-Locator, International Search (Web sites for radio stations in countries all around the world.)