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Among the many websites we have visited, we think the following are worth mentioning. Many of them have links pages themselves with further useful information. If you come across a site which you feel should appear on these pages, please let us know.

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Acronym Finder
Tells you what all those TLAs mean - asap!
Babel Fish
Remember the Babel Fish from the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Well here's a website that 'decodes the brainwave patterns'. OK, so that probably isn't how they do it, but it's amazing anyway. Probably no computer translation will ever be perfect, but this will at least help to give you an idea of what a foreign text means.
Bartleby's reference
An enormous selection of searchable reference works available from one site.
Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Brush up on your grammar and punctuation skills.
Grammar Book
More useful grammar information.
Merriam-Webster On-Line
All writers should have a dictionary and thesaurus to hand. Here you have both on one site, and they won't clutter up your physical desktop. Includes some neat word games, too!
Rhyming Dictionary
Trying to write a poem, but you're stuck for a rhyme? You'll find the words and phrases you need here, sorted by syllables or number of letters.
Snopes Urban Legends Reference Pages
How often do you get e-mail chain letters and wonder whether there's any truth behind them? Here you can check up on the veracity before sending them on to all the people in your address book.
The Electric Eclectic
Lots of usefully documented links about 'all kinds of everything'.
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Alta Vista World News
On-line news service
New Scientist
A serious scientific publication, but check out the Last Word section for some fascinating fun facts.
The Guardian
UK broadsheet.
The Independent
UK broadsheet
The Spectator
The on-line version of the London-based literary and political magazine founded in 1828.
The Times
UK broadsheet
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writing

 
Absolute Write
For information about freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, novels and non-fiction.
Inscriptions
Information and resources for writers. (Also a paying market.)
Jacqui Bennet Writers' Bureau
Includes lists of (UK) small press publications, agents, and much more.
Moira Allen's Writing World
Information and resources for writers. (Also a paying market.)
Project Gutenburg
Project Gutenburg makes available books and other materials to the general public in a form accessible by the vast majority of computers. It's a vast project. Check out the website and see how you can become involved.
Purdue University's On-Line Writing Lab.
Lots of resources for writers.
Robin's Nest
Another resource site.
The Drexel Online Journal
Online general interest publication for a broad audience with wide-ranging interests and tastes. DOJ publish fiction and essays of varying length and type, also some poetry and digital art and photography, film, book and other reviews.Main issue publsihed every two months. Frequent updates between main issues.
The National Association of Writers' Groups
Association with over 120 affiliated writing groups and 50 individual members across the UK.
Writers' Digest
Information for writers.
Writers' Resource Center
Articles, job opportunities, book reviews etc. for writers. (Also a paying market.)
Zuzus Petals
The blurb states: "Our mission (in keeping with Dana Gioia's National Book Award winning, 'Can Poetry Matter?'), is to expand the influence of poetry beyond its traditionally academic audience and to make quality writing an everyday craving." Includes a vast number of links.
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poetry

 
Academi
Includes searchable lists of literary events, writers, publishers and activities.
Alsop Review
includes some excellent pages on various aspects of poetry writing.
Bob's Byway
Poetry definitions, and examples.
EveryPoet
A showcase page of poetry which also includes a useful links page, discussion forums for critique, and even a haiku generator.
Luminarium
A perfect joy of a site for lovers of classical poetry. Includes mediaeval, renaissance and 17th century sections.
Magnetic Poetry
As well as a place to buy any of the magnetic poetry products - including special paint to turn your walls into an enormous magnetised notice board - this site includes an anthology of poems created with the various versions, and an opportunity to try your hand at writing poetry on-line using drag and drop word tiles.
Poetry Society, UK
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miscellaneous

 
Amazon
The famous on-line bookshop.
BBC - Arts - Poetry
A showcase of visual poetry.
BBC Radio
Both World Service and UK national and local radio. Includes the possibility of listening to the programmes and provides background information.
Chiasmus.com
chiasmus (ky-AZ-mus) n . a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases. This site is dedicated to all things chiastic. It will bring 'quotations into your life, and life into your quotations.'
Lightbulb Jokes
How many Real Men does it take to change a lightbulb? If you don't already know you can find the answer on this site, along with thousands of other corny, witty, politically correct and incorrect lightbulb jokes.
Pemberley
Here you can find out almost anything you ever wanted to know about the life and works of Jane Austen. The site includes a complete hypertext version of Pride and Prejudice.
Tantamount
Our sister site. Web site design and management, graphic design, publications and multimedia.
The Chronicle of the Future
Written and compiled by journalists and staff of The Times, this site contains 'news reports' for the first fifty years of the twenty-first century.
The Philosophers' Magazine Online
Articles, quizzes, quotes and general food for thought.
Tony Squance
As well as painting, Madrid-based artist Tony Squance does story-boards for advertising. This is his award-winning website.
Translations 2 Go
A free online translator souring service.
United States Postal Service
Buy your stamps on-line instead of wasting your money on IRCs.
World Wide Words
A fascinating site with facts and fun for language lovers.
X Files
There are many websites dedicated to the sci-fi TV series, but this is the official one. It includes a complete epěsode guide, so you can reminisce about the good old days of the early series.

 
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