General Proposal Development Tools

Commonly Used Terms and Acronyms

COMMONLY USED ACRONYMS IN GRANT SEEKING

COMMONLY USED TERMS IN GRANT SEEKING

GRANTS.GOV Grant terminology

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING JOURNAL ABBREVIATIONS 

ABBREVIATIONS.COM

 

Citation and Style Guides

Citation Machine
CITATION MACHINE

Easy Bib
Free automatic bibliography and citation maker
EASY BIB

MLA [Modern Language Association of America] Style Center
The only authorized Web site on MLA style
MLA Style Center

Purdue OWL 
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University - general writing, subject-specific writing, research, citation, and style guides
PURDUE OWL

 

Writing Style and Grammar Guides

UNH University Writing Program: Writing Resources
UNIVERSITY WRITING PROGRAM, UNH: WRITING RESOURCES - HANDOUTS

50 Best Writing Resources by Category
Currated lists of free online resources for general writing practices; copywriting and writing tools; citing sources; writing without plagiarism; grammar;, writing in different genres; business English; and writing as a process
50 Best Writing Resources by Category

PlainLanguage.gov
Tips and resources for communicating clearly
PLAINLANGUAGE.GOV

MLA [Modern Language Association of America] Style Center
As a companion to the MLA Handbook and the only authorized Web site on MLA style, the Center provides free resources for teaching and learning the MLA’s approach to research, writing, and documentation.
MLA Style Center

Purdue OWL
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University - general writing, subject-specific writing, research, citation, and style guides
PURDUE OWL

UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook
Resources for academic and professional writing; writing process and structure; improving your writing style; grammar and punctuation
UW-Madison Writer's Handbook

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynn Truss
Eats, Shoots & Leaves

 

Scholarly Publications - Search Tools & Repositories

ERIC - Educational Research Information Center 
Online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Dept. of Eduation
ERIC - EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INFORMATION CENTER

Google Scholar
GOOGLE SCHOLAR

PubMed
More than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
PUBMED

General Reference

Dictionary.com
DICTIONARY.COM

The Free Dictionary
Dictionaries, thesaurus, acronyms, abbreviations, idioms, literature reference library, etc. by Farlex
THE FREE DICTIONARY

Thesaurus.com
THESAURUS.COM

Visuawords
Visual dictionary, visual thesaurus, and interactive lexicon
VISUAWORDS