General Sources & Reference

You’ll find below some of our favorite general resources on writing and language (other than our consultants, of course).

Reference Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
Oxford English Dictionary
(definitions, roots, and history of words; direct access through Baruch library website)
Visual Thesaurus (a visual map of synonyms)
Concordance Dictionary (closely related or linked words)
Word Reference Online Translator
Dictionary of American Idioms (definitions of American slang and sayings)

Popular Sites on Language Grammar Girl
NPR’s Grammar Grater
The Web of Language Blog

Model Student Writing Model Essays from Baruch College
Model Essays from Columbia University

Productivity Assignment Calculator