Conducting Research

Conducting Research


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Remember to use a variety of sources when completing your assignments. Use good judgment when choosing Internet websites to use in research. Don't assume that just because something is online, that it's a credible source. Take the time to read through and make sure the site you are using is valuable and accurate. 

Ready Reference Quick Links This site provides information about featured authors, famous quotations, nonfiction and fiction book searches, author searches, words and poems of the days, biographies of important people, an online bookstore with access to free downloadable Ebooks, and links to the following reference materials sites.

  •  Columbia Encyclopedia 6 th Ed.
  • American Heritage Dictionary 4 th Ed.
  •  Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
  •  American Heritage Book of English Usage
  •  Columbia World of Quotations
  •  Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
  •  Bartlett ’s Familiar Quotations
  •  King James Bible
  •  Oxford Shakespeare
  •  Gray’s Anatomy
  •  Strunk’s Elements of Style
  •  World Factbook
  • Columbia Gazetteer

(Internet Public Library) This is an online reference service, which provides links to Poetry Wiki, where you can post your poetry, find information about the weather, holidays, social issues, graphic novels, the Olympics, science, newspapers, magazines, and pretty much anything else. Check it out!

This site created by A&E will give you information about biographies of significant people. The information is concise and easily readable.

This link will take you to the online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2008-2009. Visit this site to find information about job descriptions, job salaries, and job outlooks.

Free online encyclopedia:


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