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CourtSystem.org

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CourtSystem.org is home to tens of thousands of US courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys with easy to access contact information including addresses, hours, phone numbers, and services provided by each office. A very useful site for research purposes.

Best Poems Encyclopedia

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United Kingdom

Large collection of poems listed by author nationality.  Also offers poets the ability to submit their poems and get them published online.

Alternet

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United States

American site offering an alternative view of the news, supported by the not-for-profit Independent Media Institute. The database contains more than 7,000 articles on all aspects of current affairs and recent events. Also runs the Alties alternative movie awards. www.alternet.org

Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED)

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Online community of several million focusing on exchanging and spreading ideas from some of the world's greatest thinkers and doers. http://www.ted.com For instance there is a video clip of Amy Tan talking about her writing www.ted.com/index.php/talks/amy_tan_on_creativity.html

English Degrees in the Twentieth Century

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An educational resource put together by a group of recent college graduates with a passion for English. Drawing from they university and employment experiences, they offer useful materials for those engaged in the study of English from high school students to college students to post-graduates. Also features the Ultimate Grammar guide and the Guide to Technical Writing.  Read more

AcademicInfo

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United States

An American online education resource centre with extensive subject guides and distance learning information which seeks to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students. Founded in 1998 by Mike Madin, a librarian coordinator, and now maintained by multiple contributors.  Read more

Tips for students studying abroad

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United States

Useful American checklist which gives a starting-point for any student who is considering or planning to study abroad. http://mobal.com/articles/5.html

Freespeling

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United States

Richard Lawrence Wade's campaigning website which has as it mission: 'to encourage flexibility within English speling similar to the language’s versatility of expression and innovation of vocabulary so that, year by year, a new consensus on preferd spelings wil emerge to enable greater ease of written communication and wider literacy.' www.freespeling.com   Read more

Italian Language

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Useful site for anyone wanting to learn or improve their Italian. http://www.italianlanguageguide.com/

The Site

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Useful wide-ranging site one-stop advice and information website where 16-24 year-olds can find support and guidance on a range of issues. It has a useful page for aspiring writers and comments from author Stella Duffy. www.thesite.org/

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