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Writing Guides

Resources to help with researching and writing research papers.


This page includes links to dictionaries and a thesaurus, as well as resources on theological English.

English Language Resources

Oxford English Dictionary

  • The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an authoritative source for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words in the English Language. It includes records for over 600,000 words. Help guide to using the OED.

  • The 20-volume print edition of the OED is available in the reference section: REF PE 1625 .O98 1991.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

  • For quick reference, a free searchable online dictionary and thesaurus. Type in your words in the search box, and then select either dictionary or thesaurus to retrieve results.


Grammar Checker Online

  • Grammar Check is a free online resource that will highlight grammatical issues found in text copied and pasted to its checker.


Finding Aids:

Library of Congress Classification:

  • PE 1 - PE 3729. Browse books in this range (in the reference and open stacks) for resources on the English language.

Subject Headings:

Theological English

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