Bloomsburg University's Harvey A. Andruss Library

A COLLECTION OF ONLINE REFERENCE TOOLS APPROPRIATE FOR
THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT


PE1 - PE1599 : English Language Etymology, Grammar, Thesauri, Usage, etc.

Total of 42 Records
 
Title: American Heritage Book of English Usage

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Advice on gender, possessives, style, word choice, and other grammatical issues; 1996.


Title: American Heritage Book of English Usage

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Advice on gender, possessives, style, word choice, and other grammatical issues; 1996.


Title: Blue Book of English Grammar and Punctuation

Provider: Blue Book

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: Help with common grammatical difficulties, e.g. Agreement between Subjects and Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives and Adverbs, Problems with Prepositions from the print version of the same title by Jane Straus.


Title: Blue Book of English Grammar and Punctuation

Provider: Blue Book

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: Help with common grammatical difficulties, e.g. Agreement between Subjects and Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives and Adverbs, Problems with Prepositions from the print version of the same title by Jane Straus.


Title: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Idioms.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation, parts of speech, and examples of use.


Title: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Idioms.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation, parts of speech, and examples of use.


Title: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Verb phrase.

LC Class: PE1319

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation and examples of use.


Title: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

Provider: Cambridge University Press.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Verb phrase.

LC Class: PE1319

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides pronunciation and examples of use.


Title: Common Errors in English

Provider: Paul Brians

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage; English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Guides

Description: "Here we're concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak."


Title: Common Errors in English

Provider: Paul Brians

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage; English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Guides

Description: "Here we're concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak."


Title: Elements of Style

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated."

Web version of
Strunk, William. Elements of Style. Ithaca, N.Y.: Priv. print. [Geneva, N.Y.: Press of W.P. Humphrey], 1918.


Title: Elements of Style

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated."

Web version of
Strunk, William. Elements of Style. Ithaca, N.Y.: Priv. print. [Geneva, N.Y.: Press of W.P. Humphrey], 1918.


Title: Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Provider: Elizabeth Wallis Kraemer of Oakland University Library

Subject Heading/s: English language--Eponyms; English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1583

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Focuses "on those modern English words whose origins reach far back into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. "


Title: Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Provider: Elizabeth Wallis Kraemer of Oakland University Library

Subject Heading/s: English language--Eponyms; English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1583

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Focuses "on those modern English words whose origins reach far back into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. "


Title: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Provider: Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "In this section of our site, we offer you handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation. We also have PowerPoint presentations related to grammar, and we have an entire section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners that might also prove useful."


Title: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Provider: Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "In this section of our site, we offer you handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation. We also have PowerPoint presentations related to grammar, and we have an entire section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners that might also prove useful."


Title: Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Provider: Robert A. Harris

Subject Heading/s: English language--Rhetoric.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since."


Title: Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Provider: Robert A. Harris

Subject Heading/s: English language--Rhetoric.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Handbooks

Description: "This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since."


Title: Hutchinson Dictionary of English Usage

Provider: Tiscali

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage; English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: When usage differs, both British and American are given. Definitions are also given for like-sounding words.


Title: Hutchinson Dictionary of English Usage

Provider: Tiscali

Subject Heading/s: English language--Usage; English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1460

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: When usage differs, both British and American are given. Definitions are also given for like-sounding words.


Title: Jargon Buster

Provider: AskOxford

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "If you're confused by conjugation and puzzled by the postpositive then our jargon buster should help you cut through the technical terms and grab hold of grammar, literary terms, and other such bamboozlement."
This glossary of grammatical terms includes word lists and examples.


Title: Jargon Buster

Provider: AskOxford

Subject Heading/s: English language--Grammar.

LC Class: PE1408

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "If you're confused by conjugation and puzzled by the postpositive then our jargon buster should help you cut through the technical terms and grab hold of grammar, literary terms, and other such bamboozlement."
This glossary of grammatical terms includes word lists and examples.


Title: Online Directory of ESL Resources

Provider: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs

Subject Heading/s: English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.

LC Class: PE1128

Reference Category: Directories

Description: "The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) and the Center for Applied Linguistics, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for LEP Students (OELA), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES), have created this online directory of ESL resources.

This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students, though other groups, such as administrators, business people, researchers, and parents, may find them helpful as well."


Title: Online Directory of ESL Resources

Provider: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs

Subject Heading/s: English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.

LC Class: PE1128

Reference Category: Directories

Description: "The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) and the Center for Applied Linguistics, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for LEP Students (OELA), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES), have created this online directory of ESL resources.

This directory provides an online reference for the most useful ESL resources primarily for teachers and students, though other groups, such as administrators, business people, researchers, and parents, may find them helpful as well."


Title: Online Etymology Dictionary

Provider: Douglas Harper

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Compiled by an amateur etymologist using an impressive list of sources.


Title: Online Etymology Dictionary

Provider: Douglas Harper

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Compiled by an amateur etymologist using an impressive list of sources.


Title: RhymeZone

Provider: LycosZone

Subject Heading/s: English language--Rhyme.

LC Class: PE1519

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: A rhyming dictionary that can also find synonyms, homophones, phrases, etc.


Title: RhymeZone

Provider: LycosZone

Subject Heading/s: English language--Rhyme.

LC Class: PE1519

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: A rhyming dictionary that can also find synonyms, homophones, phrases, etc.


Title: Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: The 3rd edition of this work published by Houghton Mifflin in 1996 contains over 35,000 synonyms. The index is divided into alphabetical subject ranges, e.g. A-1 to all right.


Title: Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: The 3rd edition of this work published by Houghton Mifflin in 1996 contains over 35,000 synonyms. The index is divided into alphabetical subject ranges, e.g. A-1 to all right.


Title: Roget's International Thesaurus

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: " ' . . . with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references--thus fulfilling their goal of each word being related to its neighbors and each part to the whole.' Additionally, over 2,900 proverbs and quotations from classic and modern authors illustrate the 1,000-plus entries."


Title: Roget's International Thesaurus

Provider: Bartleby.com

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: " ' . . . with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references--thus fulfilling their goal of each word being related to its neighbors and each part to the whole.' Additionally, over 2,900 proverbs and quotations from classic and modern authors illustrate the 1,000-plus entries."


Title: Speech Accent Archive

Provider: Program in Linguistics, Department of English, George Mason University

Subject Heading/s: English language --Accents and accentuation.

LC Class: PE1128

Reference Category: Compendiums

Description: Presents almost 900 speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

Added 5/9/2008


Title: Speech Accent Archive

Provider: Program in Linguistics, Department of English, George Mason University

Subject Heading/s: English language --Accents and accentuation.

LC Class: PE1128

Reference Category: Compendiums

Description: Presents almost 900 speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

Added 5/9/2008


Title: Wordorigins.org

Provider: Dave Wilton

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides the etymology of some 400 words and phrases. "The words and phrases are selected because their origins are inherently interesting or because some bit of folklore, sometimes true and sometimes false, is associated with the origin."

Updated 2/23/07


Title: Wordorigins.org

Provider: Dave Wilton

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: Provides the etymology of some 400 words and phrases. "The words and phrases are selected because their origins are inherently interesting or because some bit of folklore, sometimes true and sometimes false, is associated with the origin."

Updated 2/23/07


Title: Wordsmyth

Provider: Wordsmyth

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "The Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus" combines definitions, pronunciation, synonyms, and usage examples. Free, but requires that you register on first use.


Title: Wordsmyth

Provider: Wordsmyth

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: "The Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus" combines definitions, pronunciation, synonyms, and usage examples. Free, but requires that you register on first use.


Title: World Wide Words

Provider: World Wide Words

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: This etymological dictionary from Michael Quinion leans towards anecdotes of British words and phrases.


Title: World Wide Words

Provider: World Wide Words

Subject Heading/s: English language--Etymology.

LC Class: PE1580

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: This etymological dictionary from Michael Quinion leans towards anecdotes of British words and phrases.


Title: WWWebster Thesaurus

Provider: Merriam-Webster

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: There is very little in the way of description of this thesaurus, but it is likely based on the latest CD-ROM version.


Title: WWWebster Thesaurus

Provider: Merriam-Webster

Subject Heading/s: English language--Synonyms and antonyms.

LC Class: PE1591

Reference Category: Dictionaries

Description: There is very little in the way of description of this thesaurus, but it is likely based on the latest CD-ROM version.