Advice on Academic Writing – Includes articles on critical reading, planning, researching, style and editing, grammar and punctuation.
Almanac of Literary Information – Information related to literature: writers, their work, and all such things of a literary nature.
Ask the Experts – A comprehensive listing of links to experts in various fields.
Compucan.com – Numerous free online encyclopedias and advanced reference search tools.
Electric Library – The Electric Library makes it possible to conduct real research over the Internet, using a deep database of reliable sources. Subscribers get 7 days free use of this site.
GrassHopper Shopper – A huge page full of Research Engines to help writers get the jump on gathering information.
Information Brokerage – Becoming an information broker can prove to be a bright home-business decision for a writer.
iTools – Search dictionaries, thesauri, the Bible, and many other tools.
Law Resources – Links to research on all types of law resources including a vast library of legal decisions.
Leeds University Library, classics research materials – Covers classical literature – dates range from 1680 to present day.
Lexis-Nexis – Free access to class prep tools, The Bridge project, and web lectures on torts, contracts, property and other legal topics.
My Virtual Reference Desk – A one-stop site for all things Internet: news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, search engines, Win95, free stuff, games
Online Dictionaries, Glossaries and Encyclopedias – An annotated listing of dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias that have some sort of version online or, if you will, a glossary of glossaries.
Parts of a Research Paper – General guidance.
Research Tools – By Glenn Hameroff at Suite101.com.
The Seven Steps of the Research Process – Outlines a simple strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources.
The Spire Project – A better way to find information. Research, searching the web, or whatever you happen to be looking for – you will find it here.
The Virtual Reference Desk – Reference index from Purdue University
The Word Pool – This UK children’s book site provides book reviews, ideas, reviews and information on writing for children
Writers copyright information – Copyright Witness fact sheet dealing with copyright issues affecting writers. The site also contains a lot of general copyright information and advice, plus a registration facility to lodge copies of your work.
Writers Free Reference – A list of free reference sites useful to writers and anyone looking for free information.
Writers’ Research Page – A compilation of various suggested URLs for researchers
Writers Write – Research advice, tips and resources meaningful to writers.
– The website of the Writing Center at Colorado State University. Provides writing guides, tutorials and other information.