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ESP TEACHERS REFERENCE DESK

 

Quick Information Finder

 

Academic Research

All academic subject areas:

Writing Guide: Writing for Research Purposes 

 

Basic Search Engines

Yahoo:

USA: http://www.yahoo.com

Australia & NZ: http://au.yahoo.com/

UK: http://uk.yahoo.com/

Asia: http://asia.yahoo.com/

Canada: http://ca.yahoo.com/

India: http://in.yahoo.com/

Singapore: http://sg.yahoo.com/

 

Other important search engines:

www.google.com

http://www.alltheweb.com

www.excite.com

http://www.mamma.com

http://www.webwombat.com.au/

http://search.msn.com

http://www.webcrawler.com/

http://www.askjeeves.com

http://www.hotbot.com

http://www.altavista.com

http://www.lycos.com

http://search.netscape.com

 

Books

Free Books Online 

 

Business English

Business Writing Guide

 

Calculators - Martindale’s Online Center

http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html

 

 

Calling codes - International

http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/

http://www.the-acr.com/codes/cntrycd.htm

 

 

Computers

Free training and tutorials:

http://tutorials.intelligentedu.skillspride.com/

 

 

Cultures Worldwide

http://allexperts.com/central/cultures.shtml

 

Currency converters

Online Currency Converter 

 

Dictionaries

Many Free Online Dictionaries

 

Encyclopedias

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_events

Encarta: www.encarta.msn.com

Britannica: www.britannica.com

Books and knowledge: http://encyclozine.com

Fiction and non-fiction: http://www.bartleby.com

Terms and definitions http://www.informationsphere.com/

Broad fields: http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/

Online Library: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/

Many articles on various topics: http://www.encyclopedia.com/

Art: http://artcyclopedia.com/index.html

CIA: http://www.cia.gov/

Life: http://www.els.net

Countries: http://www.countryreports.org

World Encyclopedia – countries: http://www.emulateme.com/

Country profiles and maps: http://www.worldatlas.com

 

 

ESL Teaching Materials

Conversation questions for the ESL/EFL classroom: http://iteslj.org/questions/

Speaking, writing, reading and business: http://www.eslpoint.com/

Lesson plans: http://www.lessonplans.com/

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/

Links and teaching materials for teachers: http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html

Dave's Cafe: http://www.eslcafe.com

Everything for teachers and students: http://www.eslpartyland.com/

Activities for students: http://a4esl.org

Questions-answers: http://experts.about.com/q/2570

Travel etiquette: http://www.businesstravellerindia.com/200309/spotlight01.shtml

Interesting stuff for ESL students: http://www.manythings.org/

Internet basics for ESL students: http://iteslj.org/s/ib/

ESL tutoring handbook: http://athena.english.vt.edu/~owl/wcip/esl-tutoring.htm#3

ESL learning and instruction system (handbook): http://athena.english.vt.edu/~owl/wcip/esl-tutoring.htm#3

ESL centre: http://members.aol.com/eslkathy/teacher.htm

ESL resources: http://maxkade.miis.edu/ESL_Resources/language.htm

ESL resources: http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html

http://www.amalnet.k12.il/meida/english

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index.html

http://www.tesolmax.com/topsites/index.php

http://www.englishmaze.com

http://www.discoveryeducationalsoftware.co.uk

http://www.theteachernet.co.uk/six/index.htm

http://www.acu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/adslinks.pl?category=5

 

ESP

EAP: http://www.usingenglish.com

http://www.usingenglish.com

http://www.uefap.co.uk/

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn

English for general academic purposes:

http://www.cels.bham.ac.uk/ELTED/Vol6Issue1/V6Sharpling.pdf

 

 

Essays

www.essayfinder.com

http://www.goldenessays.com/free_essays/1/book-rep/index.shtml
http://www.free-essays-free-essays.com/free-essays.shtml

http://www.goldenessays.com/

http://www.goldenessays.com/free_essays/2/health/index.shtml

How to start writing a good essay:

http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/kapparis/esinstructions.htm

http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/ru125/essay.html

http://www.troyst.edu/writingcenter/handouts/writing_an_essay.html

Essay writing essentials: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ics/study3.htm

Good planning - organizing your essay: http://www.modhist.mq.edu.au/teaching/planning.htm

Good and bad examples of essays: http://kimberlychapman.com/essay/badwriting.html

Essay writing tips: http://www.fiu.edu/~eltonh/syllabi/essayhlp.html

http://iapetus.phy.umist.ac.uk/Teaching/LitStudies/EssayHints.html

How to write a good essay: http://www.majbill.vt.edu/history/arnold/guide.htm

 

 

Experts Answers

Question Library: http://experts.about.com/q

 

 

Greeting Cards – Free:

http://www.123greetings.com

 

 

Health Library

http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/

http://www.complete-herbal.com/

 

 

Jobs

Find Jobs Worldwide 

 

Jokes

http://www.lotsofjokes.com

http://www.jokesgallery.com

 

 

Kids Websites

Kids World: Safe Sites for Kids 

 

Library

Most Popular Online Libraries

 

Languages

http://www.martindalecenter.com/Language.html

 

 

Linguistics

Resources for Linguists

 

Links to sites for ESL Teachers

Popular ESL Websites

 

 

Medicine

http://www.emedicine.com

http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm

Chinese Herbal Medicine: http://www.radiantwonder.com

The Complete Herbal: http://www.complete-herbal.com

Medical information: http://medlineplus.adam.com

Medical Encyclopedia: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

Medical Dictionary and latest medical terms: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp

Diseases and their symptoms: http://www.medicinenet.com

 

 

Music

Essentials of music: http://www.essentialsofmusic.com

 

 

Newspapers Worldwide
http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html
British Newspapers:

http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/nlp/meter/Metercorpus/metercorpus.htm

 

 

Nobel Prize Winners - Nobel Prize Internet Archive

http://www.almaz.com/nobel

 

 

Personalized Free Email Address

http://www.myway.com/

http://www.mail.com/

 

 

Reference Desk 4 Everybody

www.refdesk.com

Martindale’s Reference Desk: http://www.martindalecenter.com

 

 

Reports
http://members.spree.com/number1steve/Freerpt.htm
http://www.freereports.net/reports.html
http://linkplace.com
http://www.bestsecrets.com
http://free.prohosting.com/~kswc98/

 

 

Research

http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/tesol98/stresearch.html#citing

http://www.aresearchguide.com

 

 

Science and Technology

Space exploration and technology http://www.space.com/

Space exploration http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

Science news: http://www.newscientist.com/home.ns

 

 

Search Engines

http://www.aresearchguide.com/2quick.html

 

 

Teachers Corner

http://www.amalnet.k12.il/meida/english/engi2199.htm

 

 

Time at any Time in any Place of the World
http://www.worldtimeserver.com

 

 

Tests

http://eleaston.com/tye.html

http://www.edufind.com/english/englishtests/cesc_test_login.cfm

http://www.wordsintime.co.uk/business-quiz.php

 

 

Translators

http://www.systransoft.com/index.html

http://translation2.paralink.com/

 

 

Universities Worldwide

http://univ.cc

 

 

Viruses: kill pop-ups, ads and viruses

http://www.drsref.com.au/computer_viruses.html

http://www.viruslist.com/eng/default.asp

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp  

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

 

Visa Information

Visa and embassy information for all countries of the world

http://www.projectvisa.com

 

 

Website - design your free web pages

Free space:

http://www.bravenet.com/

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http://www.pagetutor.com/ (tutorials)

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