General Writing Links

The links below are designed to provide easy access to style guides used in anthropological and historical publishing, as well as to online dictionaries for languages used during the colonial era, and other academic writing resources.


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Style Guides

In addition to the links below, I have developed a Quick Anthropological Style Guide Comparison page with templates and a few comparative examples highlighting the major differences between AAA, SAA, and SHA citation and bibliography formats.

AAA (American Anthropological Association) Style Guide / PDF

SAA (Society for American Archaeology) Style Guide / PDF

SHA (Society for Historical Archaeology) Style Guide / PDF

Turabian Citation Guide (quick-guide to both the notes-and-bibliography and author-date formats; see also Turabian Format, the UWF Library quick-guide to notes-and-bibliography format)

Chicago Manual of Style (quick-guide to both the notes-and-bibliography and author-date formats).

Citing Primary Sources (brief Library of Congress page with examples of how to cite various types of primary sources usingChicago Manual and MLA style guides)

Citation Style Guides (links from the University of Georgia libraries)

Dictionaries, Grammar, etc.

English

Oxford English Dictionary / UWF Off-Campus OED (English-English; by institutional subscription)

The Historical Thesaurus of English (wonderful new resource hosted by the University of Glasgow)

Dictionary.com / Thesaurus.com (English-English; free)

Online Etymology Dictionary (English-English; free)

English Grammar: Alphabetical Index (links to explanations of the proper grammatical usage of commonly-mistaken terms, and more general grammar topics)

Spanish

Real Academia Espanola (modern Spanish-Spanish; use top search box on the right)

SpanishDict.com (Spanish-English/English-Spanish)

Babylon (Spanish-English/English-Spanish, and many others)

Colonial-Era Spanish Language Resources (my own web page with an assortment of links to historical Spanish-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionaries and grammatical texts dating between 1726 and 1848, including the Nuevo Tesoro Lexografico de la Lengua Espanola with the original Diccionario de Autoridades published from 1726-1739).

Overviews of the rules (in Spanish) for placing accents on Spanish words and names can be found herehereherehere, and here.

French

Dictionnaire de l’Académie française (modern French-French; 9th edition, 1992-present)

Online French-English/English-French Dictionary (free)

Let Trésor de la Langue Française (French-French; free)

Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise (both volumes of this 1765 French dictionary, fully searchable)

Latin

A Latin Dictionary, by Lewis and Short (detailed online version of dictionary from 1879)

Words (free online version of program with Latin-English and English-Latin translation capability)

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid (another free online dictionary)

Pronunciation

Forvo (audio database of pronunciations of words in languages worldwide, by native speakers)

General Resources

Scholarly Abbreviations (definitions for Latin abbreviations used in scholarly writing)

Pronunciation Respelling for English (great Wikipedia article showing many non-phonemic systems of symbols used to guide pronunciation)

Ultimate Cool Characters (comprehensive list of codes for inserting foreign language symbols in documents, or see below)

Graphemica (super-comprehensive database regarding codes and symbols for foreign language characters)

Alt Codes for Diacriticals (copy and paste directly from my table below, or use the .jpg image below to print a handy reference sheet)

Spanish

French

á

alt + 160

à

alt + 133

é

alt + 130

â

alt + 131

í

alt + 161

æ

alt + 145

ó

alt + 162

è

alt + 138

ú

alt + 163

é

alt + 130

ü

alt + 129

ê

alt + 136

ç

alt + 135

ë

alt + 137

Ç

alt + 128

î

alt + 140

ñ

alt + 164

ï

alt + 139

Ñ

alt + 165

ô

alt + 147

 Printable Image of Table

Spanish Character Codes

ù

alt + 151

û

alt + 150

ü

alt + 129

ç

alt + 135

œ

alt + 339

TypeIt (website where you can type text with foreign language diacriticals online and cut-and-paste for insertion offline; includesSpanish and French)

Acronym Finder.com (searchable index of the many potential meanings for acronyms used in a variety of contexts)

Grammar (comic-based and very useful tips on grammar by The Oatmeal, including a guide to using the semicolon)

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