First, let me classify the stuff under this category.

  • quality newspapers, journals, magazines, websites
  • mainly scholarly books on the language of science and other relevant resources
  • some stuff for bookaholics, and just for fun


Conference Alerts, worldwide

Journals & Newspapers

  • IEEE Spectrum
  • Scientific American
  • Time
  • Newsweek
  • The Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Economist
  • National Geographics
  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Review of Books
  • London Review of Books

Oxford University PressAcademic Insights for the Thinking World                  

LingQ  :  an Exciting  Languages Learning Project by Steve Kaufmann


Khan Academy

Future of Working website

Quora website

Beall’s list

The Thesis Whisperer

Open Culture   website


David Crystal’s  books (all of them, but especially “The Stories of English”) and blog

Professor Ken Hyland

Nancy Duarte’s books and blog

Professor Steven Darian‘s books (all of them, but especially  “Understanding The Language of Science”and  “The Tools of the Trade: Technique in Nonfiction”

Emma Darwin’s blog


Byron Tullys blog and books

Professor Ivan Megela writings

  • Tips on good writing and learning English

The Best Online Dictionaries

Randi Reppen. Grammar and Beyond  –  by far the best course to learn English

4 parts, A1 to C1 levels  (available on and elsewhere)

time-tested  (but also criticized nowadays) “Strunk&White”

Adrian Wallwork‘s (text)books

William Zinsser

Writings by Helen Sword

Paula LaRocque website and books :

Hilary Glasman-Deal book

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams  book

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston writings:  AND

Paul McFedries     

Michael Quinion    

Language Log                          

Harvard College Writing Center

Harvard Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines

The University of Manchester   Academic Phrasebank

Purdue OWL   (Online Writing Lab)

University of Leicester  Writing Resources

Research Tips from The University at Buffalo

The Cornell Notes Method

Know Your Phrase         

Verbatim (it also has an extensive list useful links, see below)

Steven Darian, Olga Ilchenko 
Impact: writing for business, technology and science [Text] / Steven Darian Olga Ilchenko; Nat. acad. of sciences of Ukraine, Research a. educational center for foreign lang. – 2nd ed. – Kyiv : Akademperiodyka, 2012. – 231 p. – (Project “Ukrainian scientific book in a foreign language”). – ISBN 978-966-360-196-0


Some other useful stuff for bookaholics, students and teachers of English,  and just for fun…

Espresso English with Shayna

Questia     e.g.

Fred Schindler’s writings

Vincent Carlos writings