The author calls this eclectic site a “Concise Illustrated Encyclopedia, and a Compendium of Diversions.” Topics addressed include puzzles, optical illusions, Hubble telescopes, photos, fractals, Java examples, encyclographs, economics, Web design, computers, the Internet, and much more.
Subject: Encyclopedias And Dictionaries; Web Sites — Directories; Arts & Humanities–History–North American History–Mexican History; Social Sciences–Archaeology
Includes a word of the day for vocabulary building, quotations, definitions of grammar and literary terms ("Jargon Buster"), guides to better writing and presentation, crossword puzzles and other word games, how English is used around the world, articles about learning other languages (primarily European), and a history of the Oxford Engl …
Subject: English Language — Dictionaries; English Language — Miscellanea
Dictionary of Difficult Words
A simple searchable A-Z index of thousands of difficult words from The Hutchinson Dictionary of Difficult Words . Use as a resource for increasing your vocabulary; for word games and puzzles; or just for enjoying and enriching your word power. Includes many foreign words used in the English language today.
Subject: English Language — Dictionaries
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
A glossary of slang terms taken from the hardboiled "private eye" detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and others.
Subject: English Language — Slang — Dictionaries; Detective And Mystery Stories
MysteryNet.com: Mystery Time Line
Features an extensive summary of the development of the mystery, showcasing "the greatest crime-solvers of all time and the men and women who created them." Includes essays on Cicero, Edgar Allan Poe, Dorothy L. Sayers, The Shadow, Ed McBain, and Alfred Hitchcock; more in-depth information is available on several of "the greats. …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories — History; Detective And Mystery Films; Authors
Hundreds of links to crossword puzzles, articles, crossword software packages, solving tools, anagram generators, and foreign language puzzles. Maintained by cruciverbalist, former New York Times Trivia Quiz Trivia Master, and librarian, Ray Hamel.
Subject: Crossword Puzzles
A site for crossword puzzle enthusiasts, featuring "Crossword Clue Search," which analyzes clues for patterns and suggests words and is based on "Proverb (The Probabilistic Cruciverbalist)," a computer-based puzzle-solver created by Duke University. Other features include links to crossword sites, an anagram finder, and cryptogr …
Subject: Crossword Puzzles; Crossword Puzzles — Dictionaries; Word Games
Contains hundreds of "stories on major crimes, criminals, trials, forensics and criminal profiling." Content " focus[es] mostly on recent crimes, but an expanding collection also delves into historically notorious characters, dating back to the 1400s and spanning the globe." From TruTV.com
Subject: Crime — Case Studies; Criminals
ClueLass.com and The Mysterious Home Page
Mystery fan Kate Derie’s home pages for everything mysterious. Includes general guides and directories of bookstores and publishers, mystery fiction sites, real world crime and law enforcement, authors’ Web pages, characters, conferences, magazines, organizations, film and TV, book reviews, newsgroups, and more. Information about new and upcoming r …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories
This academic site aims to "explore different critical approaches to the study of crime literature/film." Provides essays on subject areas including Victorian detective fiction, gangster sagas, film noir, American hard-boiled, true crime, graphic novels, video games, and television series. Also features reading lists, and lists of relevan …
Subject: Detective And Mystery Stories; Detective And Mystery Stories — History And Criticism; Crime In Literature; Detective And Mystery Films — History And Criticism; Film Noir
G.J. Demko’s Landscapes of Crime
A collection of essays about "the settings of mysteries the geography, the locus operandi of crime fiction. … and international mysteries." Topics covered include mysteries from specific countries (such as Mexico, Cuba, Russia, and China), mysteries set in various regions of the United States, and general articles. Also includes …
Subject: Crime — Fiction; Detective And Mystery Stories; Landscape In Literature
A Historical Investigation into the Past: Lizzie Borden/ Fall River Case Study
Contains "late nineteenth century primary source materials from the Lizzie Borden axe murder trial and from Fall River, Massachusetts." Includes photographs, illustrations, census data, maps, newspaper clippings, Borden family documents (land purchases and sales, wills, credit ratings, a family tree), and transcriptions of Edmund Pearson’ …
Subject: Borden, Lizzie, 1860-1927; Murder — Massachusetts — Fall River; History — Study And Teaching
Famous American Trials: The My Lai Courts-Martial, 1970
Provides a history of "the massacre by United States soldiers of as many as 500 unarmed civilians old men, women, children in My Lai on the morning of March 16,1968 [in Vietnam] … [and] the cover-up of that massacre." Features a chronology, maps, biographies, essays, opinion polls, discussion questions, images, bibliograph …
Subject: My Lai Massacre, Vietnam, 1968; Courts-martial And Courts Of Inquiry — United States; Trials (Murder) — United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 — Atrocities
Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore
Devoted to "one of the forerunners of the civil rights movement in America," who "did groundbreaking work in Florida [during the 1930s and 40s] in registering African American voters, investigating lynchings and police brutality, and fighting for equal education for blacks and whites." Includes letters from the NAACP organizer, …
Subject: Moore, Harry T., D. 1951; National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People; African American Civil Rights Workers; Florida — Race Relations; People; Black History Month
The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers
These selections from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Watergate Papers exhibit include images of newspaper articles, notes, letters, and related documents from the collection of these Washington Post journalists relating to their newspaper articles and their books, "All The President’s Men" and "The Final Days." Includes ann …
Subject: Bernstein, Carl, 1944-; Woodward, Bob; Journalists; Investigative Reporting; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974; People
Scrambled Word / Crossword Puzzle Solver
Automatically solve scrambled words and get hints for crosswords based on letters. From a hobbyist.
Subject: Word Games; Crossword Puzzles
Bob Woodward (1943- ) and Carl Bernstein (1944- ) Watergate Papers, 1964-2001 (Bulk 1972-1976)
This finding aid to the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers collection features a biographical sketch of these Washington Post journalists, an overview of the collection, a detailed contents list, an index of correspondents, and a list of associated materials. Coverage includes their days at the Washington Post, material used for their co-writt …
Subject: Bernstein, Carl, 1944-; Woodward, Bob; Journalists; Investigative Reporting; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974; People; LII Classic Content
Casebook: Jack the Ripper
An extensive collection of information on the infamous Jack the Ripper cases can be found at this searchable site. Includes victim, suspect, and police biographies; contemporary documents and news reports; scanned copies of the Ripper’s letters; background on the Victorian era; a timeline; a witness chart; and much more.
Subject: Jack, The Ripper; Criminals; Serial Murders; Great Britain — History — 19th Century
Search for words starting with, containing, or ending with a string of letters. Or enter the letters you know in their respective squares of a form, tell the search engine how many letters are in the word and it will give you a list of words that fit.
Subject: Crossword Puzzles; Crossword Puzzles — Dictionaries
Crossword Puzzle Solver
Just the thing when you’re stuck on a word. Enter the number of letters and the letters that you do know and receive a list of possible words. Note: "this engine finds only single English words, not phrases, names, or proper nouns … and it only supports words up to 10 letters long."
Subject: Crossword Puzzles; Crossword Puzzles — Dictionaries