The OWL at Purdue University is a popular resource that many instructors refer to in their classes. Links to many resources.
This interactive site guides you through writing individual citations one step at a time. Steps for each part of a citation explains how information for that part should be entered.
Contains templates and examples for over 500 different resource types, sorted by type of resource (book, journal article, etc.) Provided by the University Libraries at University at Albany SUNY
Encyclopedias, especially subject-specific enclyclopedias, and general reference works are great resources when you are looking for overview information on a topic. These resources often include a list of additional sources for even more information.
Here are two collections of general reference works and encyclopedias available online.
Connect to Gale Virtual Reference
Online collection of specialized subject encyclopedias.
Connect to Credo Reference Online
More than 600 reference books, across subject areas, speciaized Topic pages, videos, mind-maps, and links to journal articles.
This database is especially useful if you are still deciding which topic to research. You can either browse the most popular topics from the first screen, or you can search by keyword. The most helpful feature of Opposing Viewpoints is it provides essays supporting differing points of view for each topic. All of the essays are available full text.
CQ Researcher is an excellent source for comprehensive background information current issues in the news. It is the most relaible place to find balanced, unbiased overviews. These reports are meant to educate rather than influence researchers.
This link takes you to the CQ Library, from there select CQ Researcher.
This is a great starting place for any topic. It covers all subject areas, includes articles from both popular magazines and scholarly journals, and has loads of full text.
Indexes articles on art from periodicals, yearbooks, & museum bulletins, including reproductions of works of art. References paintings used as illustrations for articles or ads, listing the works under the artists' names with full citations.
Comprised of digital images and related data and the tools to make active use of those images. Contains approximately 300,000 digital images of visual material from different cultures and disciplines. The collection documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design aswell as many other forms of visual culture.
Find newspaper articles from around the country and the world.
Get articles from our local newspaper from to 1999 to present.
Need images for a presentation? This contains current and historic photos from the Associated Press database of images.