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Do you want to get help with research on the Internet? 

Below you will find the best Internet resources for research, including search, dictionaries, library links, APA and MLA style help, and more.

 

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GOOGLE the best general search engine on the Internet  

GOOGLE SCHOLAR "google scholar" finds sources from quality professional journals and books  

GOOGLE NEWS SEARCH find news stories related to your research; click the drop-down arrow at right of search box to get advanced search options by keywords, date, source, country, etc.  

BING Microsoft's search engine  

MICROSOFT ACADEMIC SEARCH search academic journals and books for quality research sources  

WOLFRAM ALPHA need facts? - large knowledge base with facts on topics like sciences, culture, history, health and medicine, sociology, finance, computers, transportation, and more  

     
     

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AURARIA CAMPUS LIBRARY
Please ask your research teacher for database login help.
ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY
Please ask your research teacher for database login help.

APA GUIDE - PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB (OWL) MLA GUIDE - PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB (OWL)

APA GUIDE - (Click "DOCUMENTING SOURCES" on left) MLA GUIDE - (Click "DOCUMENTING SOURCES" on left)

APA STYLE TUTORIAL - APA.ORG 
Listen to tutorial and read along
MLA STYLE GUIDE - NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

APA HANDBOOK - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN  

   
   
DICTIONARIES - THESAURUS - SYNONYMS  

DICTIONARY.COM    

GOOGLE.COM type "define" followed by the word you want help with; you'll get several dictionary listings

LONGMAN DICTIONARY    

MERRIAM-WEBSTER    

WORDSMYTH DICTIONARY    

THESAURUS.COM find synonyms and related words  

SYNONYM.COM type in a word and find synonyms and/or antonyms - site can be slow sometimes  

SYNONYM-FINDER.COM type in a word and find synonyms, antonyms, and definitions

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ENCYCLOPEDIAS    

ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM    

REFERENCE.COM    

WIKIPEDIA    

     
     

FAMOUS QUOTATIONS


QUOTELAND.COM quotations by author, topic, and category  

WORLD OF QUOTES quotations by author, topic, and category  

     
     
REFERENCE    

ANSWERS.COM answers to thousands and thousands of research questions  

DEBATABASE excellent!  -  pro and con arguments on hundreds of debate / research topics, with links to good sources

PROCON.ORG similar to "Debatabase" - pro and con arguments on 47 controversial issues, with background facts on each

REFDESK.COM links to Internet reference sites from A to Z  

IPL2 - INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY thousands of reference and resource links on virtually every area of research  

WOLFRAM ALPHA need facts? - large knowledge base with facts on topics like sciences, culture, history, health and medicine, sociology, finance, computers, transportation, and more  

     
     
RESEARCH SKILLS - QUOTING AND PARAPHRASING  

PARAPHRASING - PURDUE
UNIVERSITY OWL
how to paraphrase in your research - explanations, steps, and good examples  

QUOTE, PARAPHRASE, SUMMARIZE - PURDUE OWL differences between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing; how, when, and why to use each  

HOW TO QUOTE AND AVOID PLAGIARISM - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN iintroducing, formatting, and punctuating quotations  

 

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