Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Links to research links



Today, some links to help you with your research.

Floriography - The Language of Flowers – the meaning of flower names.
WordIQ – this one will take a little playing around with, but it gives all kinds of information, including what was happening in a certain year. It also contains thousands of free books.
Bartleby.com – unlimited access to books, information, quotations. Lots of classics, including ‘classic’ books on how to write.
Internet-Resources.com – a collection of links for writers, researchers, and the terminally curious.
Michelle Pillow’s Writers Research Links Page – an awesome collection of links including paranormal research, historical research, writing craft research,  military, and law research.
Internet Public Library – a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information.
Time and Date – go forward or back in time.
Antique Words - A list of words that were commonly used prior to the 1900s.
Research Links for Writers – a very comprehensive list including the old west, the middle ages, history of medicine, paranormal, etc., etc.
eHow - clear instructions on how to do (just about) everything.
howstuffworks – stuff and how it works sorted in categories such as science, autos, electronics, health, etc., etc.
Mystery & Crime resources – links to resources on mystery and crime.

That should keep you busy for a couple of days. What are your favorite research links?

13 comments:

Janna of Canada said...

Thanks for the language of flowers link, Nienke. I actually use floriograhy in part of my WIP, but there are some many conflicting meanings, I'm trying to research as many different sources as I can.

Wil said...

Wow that TIME/DATE site is VERY kule...... will definately come in handy in the future!

Thanks for the link!

I admit TPB is an acquired taste......like beer and liver...

Not together of course.....;-)

Thanks for stoppin in!

Wil

Anonymous said...

Wikisource, http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page and all the members of the Wiki spectrum:

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia
Wikimedia Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Commons
Wikibooks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikibooks
Wiktionary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiktionary
Wikinews http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikinews
Wikiquote http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiquote
Wikispecies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikispecies

--Phil.

Nienke said...

Phil! (Is that the Phil of Liz?) How could I have failed to add Wiki? Thanks for sharing!!

Siobhan said...

Hi Nienke!
Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely links. I'm too busy at the mo' to do much writing although I've been tinkering with the WIP whenever I get the chance. Keep in touch. I've added you to my "friends". Bye!

Sam said...

Hi Nienke - thanks for the links - they will make my procrastination this week much more fun, lol!

I have some favorite links, Winnikepdia? Did I spell that right? The online Encyclopedia is a good way to spend a few hours....
:-)

Kathleen Bolton said...

Thanks Nienke! I'm enjoying the Antique Words link...wasted more time than I should have there, but was fascinated nontheless. This'll help my Wikipedia addiction.

Melissa Marsh said...

Thanks for the links, Nienke!

Melly said...

Good stuff!
Thanks :)

jamie ford said...

Thanks for the linkage. I especially like the antique words one.

Normally I just start with google and drill down from there. Wikipedia is great too, especially for pop culture.

Shesawriter said...

You always find the best research links!

windowtomymind said...

Hey, wow, great links, thanks...now my time is really limited using the links. But researching and writing in one of my passions. Keep blogging.

Sandy J said...

Loved this links! Found so many that are fascinating! Thanks for sharing them.