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Student and Faculty Resources

Careers and Employment

The ODU Career Management Center has information on careers and employment opportunities for English students.

Internships for English Majors: Undergraduate and graduate students in English are encouraged to participate in a writing internship.  Contact Janis Smith at 683-4036.

Websites related to English Studies

American Journalism Review
A comprehensive guide to journalism resources on the World Wide Web. It includes a guide to awards and fellowships available to journalists.

Boston Book Company
This is a great resource for locating and ordering out-of-print or rare books on the web. You can search by title, author and subject.

Common Copyright Myths
Containing some common myths about copyrights, this document debunks untruths about copyright law.

Ethnologue Database
An on-line database of information covering 6,500 languages. Includes alternate names, number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation and other sociolinguistic and demographic data.

Humanities Net OnLine
This is an on-line resource for scholars, teachers and students in the humanities and social sciences. Home to web pages for various discussion groups, book and product reviews, and an outstanding job guide, H-net is an excellent resource.  

Kairos
This is a journal for teachers of writing on the internet. Articles include information on documentation of web sources, copyright (and copyleft) issues, blogs, open source software development, and methods of teaching writing in multimedia environments.

Linguist List
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST maintains a web-site with over 2000 pages and runs a mailing list with over 21,000 subscribers worldwide. LINGUIST also hosts searchable archives of over 100 other linguistic mailing lists and runs research projects which develop tools for the field, e.g., a peer-reviewed database of language and language-family information, and recommendations of best practice for digitizing endangered languages data.