Helpful Web Resources

Turnitin.com Student Training
Turnitin.com provides a means of ensuring originality in writing as well as tools for revising, editing, and evaluating student writing. In our effort to achieve honest excellence, Turnitin.com is a valuable resource. In just a few easy steps, students can enroll in classes set up by their teachers. Turnitin.com offers a variety of tutorials to learn more.
http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training

MLA Formatting and Style Guide by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Students will find here a thorough guide to MLA format and style. The Purdue OWL is an excellent resource to help writers as they seek to conduct sophisticated, ethical research and write in accordance with the highest standards of academic integrity.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg provides access to thousands of free e-books. Did you forget your copy of Hamlet in your locker? Just looking for a handy collection of the works of Walt Whitman? You can choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text format. Here it is!
http://www.gutenberg.org/

The Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, seeks to find "the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

LoudLit
Though not as extensive as the catalog offered by Librivox, LoudLit has high quality audio versions of some classic literature including Huckleberry Finn, The Tale of Two Cities, and The Scarlet Letter.
http://www.loudlit.org/

Librivox
This site offers a huge selection of free audio books from the public domain narrated by volunteer readers. The goal is to record every book in the public domain.
http://librivox.org/

Punctuation Made Simple
From Illinois State University, this site's goal is captured in its title. The authors seek to shed some light on the rules of commonly misunderstood punctuation marks (colon, semi-colon, comma, dash, and apostrophe).
http://punctuationmadesimple.org/introduction.html