This is my hodge podge collection of sites that help me research, edit and format my books. Maybe you’ll find some resources that help you, too:
Advice on Novel Writing
African American Literature Book Club: Writers Resources
Articles About Writing
Author Tech Tips
Awesome Indies–find great Indie books by category
The Crime Library
Mystery Scene Magazine
Novelists Inc.--for multi-published authors
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Working Stiffs--where crime writers talk about their trade
Random Book Title Generator
Rough Draft–Free Word Processing program for writers
Writers Digest 101 Best Websites
Berkeley Data Lab – Part of the UC Berkeley library system
Copyright Friendly Images, Sounds and More
Data and Story Library – An online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods, from Carnegie Mellon
Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
FootballGlobal Health FactsUNdata
Godchecker: about gods and goddess
GoPubMd: Science and medical search
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Library of Congress: Science Reference Services
National Archives--all things American
National Center for Education Statistics
National Science Foundation–Statistics
New York Times
Online Archive of California
PubGene genes, biological terms and organisms.
Reverse Photo Look-up (for Photos)
Sacred Text Archive: free books on religion, mythology, folklore and more.
Schools–Public and Private
Scirus scientific articles and publications.
SpaceRef Websites: 21 news and reference web sites
Smithsonian–museum and research center
Social and Government Data
TIGER – From the US Census Bureau, detailed data about roads, railroads, rivers, and zip codes.
UCLA Statistics Data Sets – Some of the data that UCLA stat uses in their labs and assignments.
US Health Data
Variety of National Indicators
World Development Indicators
World Health Organization
Scribd (digital ms)
Smashwords (digital formats)
Teachers Pay Teachers (Teachers Only)
If you’d like to be added to this list, leave a comment with your information. Thanks.