Conducting Online Research – Some Lessons
Some Useful Reference Tools
Online Databases (passwords for off campus access available in the library)
- Global Issues in Perspective – a comprehensive database covering a broad range of topics.
- Student Research Center: Gold – your one stop shop for articles and reference materials.
- EBSCO – on campus access only. check with the public library for off campus access.
- America’s Historical Newspapers – coverage from 1690 – 2000.
- New York Times – no subscription, some free access for articles 1851 -1980.
- Colorado’s Historic Newspapers – 1859 – 1923, free access.
Research Help and Citation Guides
- Selecting a topic (UNC)
- List of Resources by Topic (CSU)
- Evaluating Information Sources (UNC)
- APA Formatting Guide (Purdue)
- MLA Formatting Guide (Purdue)
- Citation Machine – one of the best free tools for creating citations.
- How do I… – easy answers to common questions (from UNC).
- Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue – a great all-around resource for writing better paper.