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:

Writer’s Sites

Advice on Novel Writing

African American Literature Book Club: Writers Resources

All Freelance

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

Thriller Writers

Working Stiffs--where crime writers talk about their trade

For Authors

Random Book Title Generator

Rough Draft–Free Word Processing program for writers

Writers Digest 101 Best Websites

Writer Unboxed

Writing world


Academic Earth

Australia Government

Basketball Reference

Baseball DataBankdatabase

Berkeley Data Lab – Part of the UC Berkeley library system

Census Bureau

Copyright Friendly Images, Sounds and More

Data Sources DataSF

Data and Story Library – An online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods, from Carnegie Mellon

Family Search–FREE

Fiction Writer’s Character Chart

Flickr Shapefiles

FootballGlobal Health FactsUNdata


Godchecker: about gods and goddess

Google Scholar

GoPubMd: Science and medical search


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

JournalGuardian Datablog

Library of Congress: Science Reference Services

MAPlight Freebase

National Archives--all things American

National Center for Education Statistics

National Science Foundation–Statistics

New York Times

NumbraryMany Eyes

OECD Statistics

Online Archive of California

Open Culture


Phobia Guide

Phobia List

PubGene genes, biological terms and organisms.

Reverse Photo Look-up (for Photos)

Rhyming Dictionary

Sacred Text Archive: free books on religion, mythology, folklore and more.

Schools–Public and Private

Sci-Fi Search

Scirus scientific articles and publications.

SpaceRef Websites: 21 news and reference web sites

Smithsonian–museum and research center

Social and Government Data

Sports Stats

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 Factbook

World Health Organization

YouTube University


Twitter Search


Google eBooks


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.

5 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Jacqui, this is my second visit to your blog. I am so impressed. You must have put a great deal of time and effort into assembling this collection of tips, resources, etc. to share with the writing community. What a wonderful thing to do. I just subscribed. Glad I found your blog.


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