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English-Language Dictionaries

*(UMaine only -- requires UMaine ID/MaineCard barcode)

Historical English

Writing Resources

  • Grammar Resources  (University of Chicago) "An annotated collection of grammar and writing resources from around the web."
  • Elements of Style (Strunk, 1918)  A standard, if opinionated, guide to prose style.
  • University of Maine Writing Center Set up an appointment! Includes links to a number of writing and language resources.
  • Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation  Online guide to process of writing and defending a thesis or dissertation. Includes summary of key ideas covered in guide and selected list of links at the end.
  • Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal  Companion piece to Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation. Covers each section in proposal with writing hints and examples.
  • Reading, Writing, and Researching for History  Part of a series of guides on the process of preparing papers in history prepared by the History Department at Bowdoin. The Writing guide includes sections devoted to structure, content, use of primary materials and formatting papers.
  • WTS Pamphlets (Indiana University)  A series of documents, each on a specific writing situation, including “How to Write a Thesis Statement", “Writing Book Reviews”, and “Writing Resumes and Cover Letters”.
  • How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography  A Cornell University guide to the preparation of annotated bibliographies with sections defining the annotated bibliography, comparisons to abstracting, citation information and examples.


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