Anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html Online guide to human anatomy by choosing a system of the body

Animals: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html All kinds of information of amphibians, arthropods, birds, fish, echinoderms, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and sharks

Atlapedia Online: http://www.atlapedia.com/ Full color physical maps, political maps and key facts and statistics for various countries

Copyright: http://www.copyright.gov/ United States Copyright Office

Dictionaryhttp://dictionary.reference.com/ Online dictionary with audio pronunciation, example sentences, synonyms, word origin, word of the day, word games, featured terms, literary and grammar terms, and commonly confused words

Elements of Stylehttp://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html Classis reference for the principal requirements of plain English writing style, and principles of composition most commonly violated

Encyclopedias: http://www.refdesk.com/factency.html Reference desk with links to many different encyclopedias from Britannica to Bushido Martial Arts to Plants, etc.

FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/homepage.htm Federal Bureau of Investigation’s site that has quick facts, explanations for what they investigate, news, and resources

Historic Events: http://www.scopesys.com/anyday/ Historic events and birthdays that occurred on a selected day of a selected year

How Things Work: http://www.writers-free-reference.com/#How Things Work Links to How Stuff Works, trivias, folklore and mythology, cliché finder, urban legends, and more

Language: http://www.freedict.com/onldict/dan.html Look up English words and translate into many different languages

Language: http://www.foreignword.com/ Translate words into many different languages

Libraries: http://www.libraryspot.com/ Links to all kinds of libraries (academic, film, government, law, medical, etc.), headlines, newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and many other reference links

Names: http://www.babynamecenter.com/ Popular names, unusual names, Shakespearean names, native American names, unique names, and biblical names

Names: http://www.behindthename.com/ Etymology and history of first names

Names: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php Name generators for kinds of people and creatures, extreme fantasy names, dark elf names, evil names, goblin names, pirate ship names, vampire names, Western names, and more

Parts of a Book: http://pubs.asce.org/authors/book/generalresources/partsofabook.htm Descriptions of the most common parts of a book from the front matter (title page, dedication, contents, etc.) to text (part titles, chapters, tables, etc.) to the back matter (appendixes, glossary, index, etc.)

Plagiarism: http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/ Check for plagiarism in documents, find out if your web page has been plagiarized, and more

Police & Law Enforcement: http://www.officer.com/ News, features, agencies, products, services, tools, supplies, and much more

Punctuation Marks: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/marks.htm Click on a punctuation mark on the tree and get definitions of how it is used

Quick Facts: http://www.wikipedia.org/ Quick encyclopedia with facts from around the world

Quotations: http://www.bartleby.com/100/ Familiar quotations, passages, phrases and proverbs

Slang Dictionary: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/ American and English slang dictionary with popular words, offensive words, slang maps, and slang thesaurus

States and Capitals: http://www.50states.com/ All kinds of information about the states, commonwealths and territories

Writers Beware Alerts: http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/ Warnings about literary fraud, schemes, scams and pitfalls for writers

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This website is the work of Starla Criser, an author who has published more than 50 stories, both traditionally and through self-publishing routes.