are organized alphabetically by site name or location. Inclusion
in this list does not necessarily represent the University of
Richmond WAC Program's approval or support of the site or the
accuracy of its information.
Manual of Style Footnoting
This site contains abridged selections
from the text version of The Chicago Manual of Style.
The contents are divided into three sections as follow: Documentation
Style I - Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies; Documentation
Style II - Author-Date, Reference List; Electronic Footnoting.
Though the site lacks detail, it provides a quick and easy-to-read
reference to The Chicago Manual of Style.
Collected Advice on Research
"A collection of advice about how to do research and how
to communicate effectively (primarily for computer scientists)."
This site provides advice in these categories: Writing and Publishing,
Research Skills, Speaking, Career Developments, Related Topics
and Resources, Dissertation Advice, and Humor. A thorough site
for various mathematics and computer science-related studies.
& Style Notes
Contains the thoughts and opinions of Jack Lynch of the University
of Pennsylvania. According to Mr. Lynch, "These notes are
a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments
on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes.
Anyone who can resist turning my own preferences into dogma is
welcome to use this HTML edition." The site is both thorough
and reliable, and contains valuable and useful grammar information.
This directory lists fax, e-mail, and phone numbers of Grammar
Hotlines throughout the country and Canada. You can contact these
hotlines with questions and expect a speedy response. Tidewater
Community College in Virginia Beach developed the first of these
hotlines, and many other have emerged since.
University of Illinois Online
This extensive site, maintained by the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, provides helpful information to student
writers and instructors of writing alike. The site includes the
Writers' Workshop Online Writing Guide (containing The Grammar
Handbook, The Bibliography Styles Handbook, and The Writing Process
Handbook) as well as an annotated list of "The Best Web
Sites for Writers" (containing "Resources for teachers
of writing," "Sites that offer online critique of your
writing," "Web-based self-help for writers," "Help
for students and teachers of English as a Second Language,"
and "Advice for business and technical writers"). Also
contains "Reference Texts and Directories" and "Use
WWW Searching Tools." This site is a one-stop writer's paradise.
Citation Style Sheet
(Columbia Guide to Online Style)
This site provides a comprehensive guide to MLA-Style Electronic
Citation. Includes style sheets for FTP, WWW, Telnet, Synchronous
Communications (MOOs, MUDs, IRC, etc.), Gopher Sites, and E-mail,
Listserv, and Newslist Citations. The style sheets are endorsed
by the Alliance for Computers & Writing and have been included
in many mainstream writing handbooks.
The Online Writery: Conversation
Coffeehouse for Writers
"The Online Writery is an ever-evolving community of writers
who offer a relaxing and open environment in which to discuss
writing in any form." This site provides on-line help for
writers, virtual forums for writers, and links to helpful sites.
Although priority is given to University of Missouri students,
the listserv and virtual cafe make this site flexible and global.
Writing Center Handouts on Writing
Maintained by the RPI Writing Center, this site provides short,
printable "handouts" on various writing challenges,
including memos, resumes, analytical writing, and gender-fair
language. The 15 or so topic covered are randomly scattered throughout
the disciplines, but the handouts are worth a look.
Guide to WWW Research
This thorough and well-designed site provides the student researcher
tools for evaluating WWW sites for accuracy, authenticity, relevance,
and authority. The site also discusses the anatomy of a typical
Web page and provides tips for conducting thorough and relevant
research on the Web.
University of Richmond's own on-line writing handbook. Extensive
and well-researched, this site includes all of the main headings
and subheadings of any printed writing handbook. The site provides
short, printable "handouts" for student writers, as
well as links to other excellent handbooks.
Yale C/AIM WWW Style Manual
Developed out of Yale University's own WWW development experiences,
this style manual examines using HTML for graphic page design.
This handbook focuses solely upon Web development, and should
be required reading for anyone interested in advanced Web page
or site design.
The UVic Writer's Guide
This writer's guide is one of the most thorough and well-developed of any on the Web. The site includes help from the most basic problems (sentence structure, paragraphs) to the most complex (literary terms, engaging in critical discussion of a text). Most sections include extensive examples to support each guideline. Designed for the writer engaged in a study of literature, the guide nonetheless provides excellent tips and examples for any writer at any level.