Useful Links

WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys

  • Gradesaver on the book.
  • Sparknotes test yourself quiz.
  • Monkeynotes on the novel.
  • Several essays and more ...
  • Article: "Between and Beyond Boundaries in Wide Sargasso Sea." Contributors: M. M. Adjarian - author. Journal Title: College Literature. Volume: 22. Issue: 1. Publication Year: 1995. (On Questia)
  • Article: "The Secret of Wide Sargasso Sea. "Contributors: Jan Curtis - author. Journal Title: Critique. Volume: 31. Issue: 3. Publication Year: 1990. (On Questia)
  • Article: “An/other Side to Antoinette/Bertha: Reading "Race" into Wide Sargasso Sea” by Carmen Wickramagamage. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2000; 35; 27 (on PDF, see here)

"STORY OF AN HOUR"
Actress Zoe Wanamaker gives a great reading on the story on a video on FilmsMediaGroup. When you get there, click on "Preview clip."

"THE OVEL PORTRAIT"
Watch a short video on You Tube. It will give you an idea about the atmosphere and the mad artist.

Download an MP3 version of the story & listen while you drive, or knit, or play.

"THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF FRANCIS MACOMBER

A quiz on the story (test your knowledge)


Following are links from the St. Martin's Handbook

Reference Resources

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
http://www.loc.gov
The official Web site of "the nation's oldest federal cultural institution" features extensive, searchable archives and databases on American history and culture.

THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY
http://www.ul.cs.cmu.edu
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, this site offers links to books, library collections, journals, and multimedia resources. Its mission is to provide "access to all human knowledge—anytime, anywhere."

THE ELECTRONIC TEXT CENTER
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
Maintained by the University of Virginia's library, this site features a list of useful Web design standards and suggestions for optimizing an online document's effectiveness.

THE VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE
http://vos.ucsb.edu/
Directed by Alan Liu at the University of California at Santa Barbara, The Voice of the Shuttle is an exhaustive Web site for humanities research, featuring links to many disciplines and their journals.

GOOGLE GROUPS
http://groups.google.com/
Sometimes you can't find anyone who can talk with you about a topic. If so, try Google Groups, a tool for searching Usenet discussion groups.

BERKELEY DIGITAL LIBRARY
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu
Berkeley's Digital Library offers search tools and catalogs for finding information in digital collections around the world.

ROGET'S THESAURUS OF ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES ON THE WEB
http://www.thesaurus.com
A wonderful tool site offering hypertextual searches of the famed thesaurus.

ASK A+ LOCATOR
http://www.vrd.org/locator/subject.shtml
The Virtual Reference Desk provides a list of websites that specialize in answering reference or personal questions on a variety of subjects from art to health.

BRITANNICA CONCISE
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/
The Britannica Concise encyclopedia contains more than 25,000 alphabetical entries covering the arts, business, computers, geography, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, politics and popular culture.

COLUMBIA ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://www.bartleby.com/65/
Claiming to be "the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia ever produced," the sixth edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia contains over 50,000 entries with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY ON THE NET
http://www.m-w.com
Wild card searches: if you recall how to spell only the beginning of carabiner (an oblong, hinged metal ring used in climbing), you can enter carab* and choose carabiner from the list of words that begin with carab.

YOURDICTIONARY.COM
http://www.yourdictionary.com
Links to dictionaries in over 260 languages, glossaries in 60 disciplines and professions, rhyming dictionaries, phrase and quote dictionaries, thesauri and more.

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
http://www.bls.gov
The U.S. government lists extensive statistics on labor issues such as wages, inflation, productivity, the economy, and unemployment.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
http://www.nih.gov
If you're looking for health and science information, the NIH posts information on clinical trials, medical conditions, drug information, health and wellness publications, and special NIH projects on AIDS research, women's health, minority health, and bioethics.

NEWSDIRECTORY
http://www.newsdirectory.com
This free directory of newspapers, magazines, television stations, colleges, visitor bureaus, and governmental agencies is your extensive guide to online English-language media.

ELIBRARY
http://www.elibrary.com
Calling itself "research without legwork," this site partners with organizations such as NPR, network news organizations, major magazine and newspapers, small presses, international publications, and reference books to find relevant articles on your topic. You can search by entering a phrase, keyword or full question.

 


Online Research Guides

A+ RESEARCH AND WRITING
http://www.ipl.org/teen/aplus/stepfirst.htm
The Internet Public Library offers this step-by-step approach to doing research, focusing on the beginning of research: preparing the assignment, discovering information, formulating a thesis, and gathering information. This site has many useful links for both writing and research.

STARTING POINTS FOR INTERNET RESEARCH
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/internet/tools/research.html
This Online Writing Lab resource page provides an excellent list of Web-based primary source documents organized by discipline and prefaced with a brief guide to Internet Research strategies.

BEDFORD/ST. MARTIN'S ENGLISH RESEARCH ROOM
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/english_research
Maintained by Bedford/St. Martin's, this site is a helpful source for information on conducting Internet research and writing research papers.

THE DIRECTORY OF SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL E-CONFERENCES
http://www.kovacs.com/directory
This directory of e-conferences holds the best searchable database of scholarly and professional discussions, covering email lists, Usenet groups, MUDs, and MOOs, and offering a great forum for finding people interested and knowledgeable in your research area.

DOING RESEARCH ON THE WEB
http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/english/People/Locker.1/research.htm
Kitty Locker's step-by-step guide to online research lists general search engines and provides hints for locating people and businesses. It is especially helpful for those interested in business and economics.

FINDING INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: A TUTORIAL
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
Maintained by the University of California at Berkeley's library, this site is continually updated and keeps track of new trends in search engine protocols and browser developments, incorporating them into self-directed tutorials.

INFO ZONE
http://www.assd.winnipeg.mb.ca/infozone
This site clusters resources under steps in the research process: Wondering, Seeking, and Choosing. Even though it was designed for K-12 students, many of the links will prove most useful for the college researcher as well.

THE INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY
http://www.ipl.org
The IPC features useful online reference tools, e-texts, and links to other libraries and research sites on the Internet.

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO RESEARCH WITH THE WWW
http://www.slu.edu/departments/english/research
Maintained by St. Louis University's Department of English, this site gives tips for evaluating Web sources and reading a Web page, with discussion of different types of Web pages and a full tutorial on Web search strategies.

EVALUATING WEB SITES: CRITERIA AND TOOLS
http://www.library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/webeval.html
Cornell University's library provides evaluation criteria, Web site reviews and rankings, and a Webliography.

Documentation

QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, AND SUMMARIZING
http://www.umf.maine.edu/~library/plagiarism/q_p_s.html
This site from the University of Maine at Farmington gives examples and tips on how to avoid plagiarism by quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing effectively. Also see "What is Plagiarism?" and "How Can You Avoid Plagiarism?"

THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE FAQ (AND NOT SO FAQ)
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/cmosfaq.html
This site features FAQs, suggestions, and links to help you style your online and print documents consistently.

THE COLUMBIA GUIDE TO ONLINE STYLE
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/basic.html
This companion site to The Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor presents an overview of citing electronic sources for both humanities and science papers.

CITATION GUIDES FOR INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES
http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/citation/index.cfm#Style
The University of Alberta offers this list of style guides, online and off. One of the most comprehensive such lists, with lots of useful links.

ELECTRONIC REFERENCE FORMATS RECOMMENDED BY THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html
This page gives the APA's most recent advice about using and citing Internet sources.

THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
http://www.mla.org
The MLA's Web site includes a limited amount of advice—including a useful FAQ—on MLA style and their guidelines for citing sources.

ONLINE! A REFERENCE GUIDE TO USING INTERNET SOURCES
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online
The electronic version of Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger's Online! provides guidelines for documenting online sources using four different styles—MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE.

ONLINE OMBUDS NARRATIVE I
http://www.ombuds.org/narrative1.html
This narrative from the Online Ombudsman describes a case involving a person whose Web site included summaries of one newspaper's articles. The debate provides a good example of how complex the issues of plagiarism and copyright can be in cyberspace.

RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION ONLINE
http://bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/resdoc
This companion site to Diana Hacker's print book provides up-to-date citation formats for the humanities, social sciences, history, and sciences. The guide also provides useful information on conducting Internet

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