Online Resources
for English Students and Teachers

Click on one of the categories below to find links to helpful web sites.

Edgy Web Sites (progressive, reactionary, weird)
Reading and Writing Resources
Literature Sites
Research Sites
Student Success / Study Skills
ESL Resources



Edgy Progressive
Common Dreams News Center ("Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community," Incredible resource for alternative news)
Information Clearing House ("News you won't find on CNN or Fox News")
BuzzFlash (alternative news source)
The Free Press ("Speaking Truth to Power")
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
ZNet Magazine (Huge resource for alternative news articles)
Guardian (British newspaper)
truthout (Alternative resources for news and op ed pieces about current events)
Mother Jones Magazine Site
A Public Interest Journal (TomPaine.common sense) (The Official Web Site of Michael Moore)
The Onion ("America's Finest News Source")
Counter Punch ("America's Best Political Newsletter")
Refuse and Resist
The Democracy Center
Human Rights Watch
Amnesty International
Amnesty International USA
American Civil Liberties Union
Stoney Burke Speaks!

Edgy Reactionary
Michael Savage .com ("Home of the Savage Nation")

Miscellaneous Edgy
The International Solidarity Movement (Site on Palestinian Policy)
Prison Policy Initiative (Progressive site on prison policy)

Anarchy Archives (An Online Research Center on the History and Theory of Anarchism)
Open Directory on Religion and Spirituality: Opposing Views

Ted (Riveting talks by remarkable people)
Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war (incredible video about the native Lakota tribe)
Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about injustice (great talk about injustice against African Americans past and present)

Ed Asner Outrages Republicans with this short video on our economic situation
The Story of Stuff Project various uTube videos and other resources on capitalism and envirionmental issues
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn (full text)


A Guide for Writing Tutors (from Rutgers University)
Hacker Handbook Homepage
(MLA documentation, essay writing, research links, grammar rules, exercises and more)
LEO: Literacy Education Online (Good university site resource on the particulars of essay writing and MLA documentation)
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant (In-depth resource on essay writing)
UVic Writer's Guide (Resource on essay writing and literary terms)
Hot list: Composition and Writing (Hot list of resources on grammar and writing)
Resources and Links for Writers and Writing Instructors (Many non-commercial English links from Rutgers)
OWL: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (Excellent student and teacher resource, including handouts in many categories and MLA)
What is Critical Reading (Description of the elements of an approach to reading critically)
High School vs. College Writing (Helpful handout on the differences between these two sets of expectations)
Dartmouth Online Writing Materials (Moving away from 5 paragraph essay towards an emphasis on scholarship)
Developing Thesis Statements (Excellent handout on thesis statements)

Writers Guide (Many links on how to write essays and writing in general)


7 Steps to Effective Research (A helpful guide on research papers and research)
Library Research Using Primary Resources (A definition of a "primary source" and list of good source materials)
Documenting References (MLA) and Other Resources (Purdue Writing Lab on research papers)
Guide on How to List Sources on Works Cited (GO HERE for quick links on how to list sources)
The Internet Public Library (Search for articles and resources on many topics including teens and youth)
OWL: Purdue Internet Resources Page (Page of links to web sites for research)
UC Berkeley Tutorial on Internet Searching (Good resource on everything you need to know to find something on the internet)
How to Formulate a Thesis and Avoid Plagiarism (Good essay on the college research paper)

List of Argument Topics (Good list of current topics with links to readings and sample thesis statements)
List of Links for "Hot Topics" (Good site for resources if you find your topic here)

CHECK THIS ONE OUT!! (Excellent site to learn and use internet research)



Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection (Browse for sites on authors, titles of works, and literary periods)
Critical Reading of Works of Literature (Guide to literary terms and methods to critically read the literary genres)
Yahoo Literature Sites (Links to many literature sites of all kinds)
Online Literature Library (Online collection of full length works of literature)
Classic Literature (Clearinghouse for subjects and authors)
VirtualSalt (Glossary of literary terms)
Literary Terms (Another list of terms and their definitions)
Lynch, Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms ( One more glossary)

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Online Dictionaries, Thesaurus, and other reference tools (Great resource)
Dictionaries: Foreign Language and English (Pick a language and find an online dictionary!)
Merriam-Webster OnLine Dictionary and Thesaurus
ARTFL Project: Roget's Thesaurus Search Form (Great automated thesaurus from the University of Chicago for synonym searches) (A dictionary and thesaurus that links you to any kind of dictionary that you can think of) (Spanish to English/English to Spanish Dictionary)



Basic Internet Searching Seminar (Guided tutorial on how to search the internet)
Beginner's Guide to Effective Email (Simple explanations about using email)

How to Be a Successful Student (Another guide with links to pages on good student habits)
Backwards Planning (The key to beating procrastination)


2002 Colleges, Scholarships and Financial Aid (A directory of college admission policies and links to scholarships)
Career Development Manual (Steps to success for a career)

Test Taking Strategies
Ten Tips for Test Taking
Taking Notes (Note taking do's and don'ts)
Taking Notes (Tips on taking notes in class)
Cornell Notetaking System (PDF)

What is Plagiarism (Definition)
Academic Honesty (Resources and how to avoid plagiarism)



Chabot College ESL Resource List (Excellent page with links to many useful ESL web sites and campus resources) (Links to lots of online resources for ESL students and teachers) (Many other handouts on grammar, business writing, research in handouts directory)
Grammar Bytes (Index of grammar terms) (Guide to English Usage and links)

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