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Research & Writing Sites

  • BibMe - Automatically generates a bibliography for you to copy or download once you enter title, author or ISBN.

  • Citing Electronic Information - Links to recommended electronic information citation guides.

  • Citing Electronic Information in History Papers

  • Databases v. Websites: What's the Difference? - prepared by the staffs of the Duluth Public Library and Hennepin County Library.

  • Elements of Style - A classic reference book that outlines rules of usage and principles of composition. Includes information on using commas, words commonly misspelled, suggestions on writing paragraphs, etc.

  • Evaluating Web Sites: What Makes a Good Website?

  • Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial - It's not always as easy as Google. Learn to use the Internet for research and do it right.

  • From Pokemon to Picasso: Art Rights and Wrongs - Do you need to know if you can copy something by an artist, author, or musician? Then check out this award-winning site, written by students, that discusses copyrights, trademarks licensing, music copyrights, and counterfeits. It includes pages on how to write letters requesting permission to use images or text on a Web site, how to keep track of permissions, how to find copyright rules on Web sites, and how to acknowledge text and images."

  • Google Docs - Create a Google account and use this free site to create or upload word processing or spreadsheet files and save them online.

  • Guide to Grammer and Writing - Definitions and tips that are useful when writing a paper or report. Topics covered include the parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.) outlining, writing sentences and paragraphs, and more.

  • How to Cite Film, Video and Online Media - Includes examples. From the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary - Search a dictionary or thesaurus. Also provides audio pronunciation.

  • Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Advice, tips, and examples for those who need help with a writing assignment or want to improve their writing. Includes topics like organizing your writing and documenting your sources.

  • PowerPoint in the Classroom - Easy to follow instructions on creating a PowerPoint presentation. Includes tips on adding images, sound and motion, timing and rehearsing, and how to take it with you.

  • A Quick List of Pages to Use in School - Links to pages that offers quick tips on how to find out if something is copyrighted, how to get permission to use copyrighted material, and forms to help you keep track of the images and imformation you have been given permission to use. Prepared by students as part of the web site "From Pokemon to Picasso: Art Right and Wrongs."

  • Research Project Calculator - Develop a step-by-step schedule for your research project.

  • Thesaurus.com - Find words and their synonyms and antonyms.

  • Writing a Paper - Useful tips for getting started, finding sources, taking notes, and writing and managing Paper stress.

  • Writing Center Handouts - Tips for almost every aspect of writing a paper, including writing style, tips for specific assignments, and writing for different audiences. From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 
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