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EXCELLENT alternative to google - all sites preapproved by
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Educator approved sites - SWEETSEARCH.COM
Great reference site, easy to access
Excellent tips for getting started and writing your paper....
Information you can trust - INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Yet another great general reference site
Good site to get ideas for a paper or research a topic??
Concise information for many social issues.
Pro and Con - Great place to start your research
Why you should never cite Wikipedia...use it for information,
but DO NOT CITE IT.
Warning - Wikipedia
The Internet is has an array of excellent sources but also a
great deal of untested information. If you can not verify the
source....don't use it.
We need to evaluate, expand, and adapt existing criteria for
evaluating its content.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:
Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Evalutation Internet Sites
Several citation makers....Please check them out.
Easybib.com can only make an acceptable citation if you enter
the correct form
The easiest citation maker -
http://www.ottobib.com (books only)
For a more detailed and sophisticated citation directions -
check out - http://ipl.org/div/farq/netciteFARQ.html
Help with citations
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any computer with a drop box log
It's a free website for scanning your papers for all kinds of
errors: spelling, grammar, plagiarism, style, vocabulary, word
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Just copy and paste your essay into the website and it will rate
your writing for sentence length, use of transitions and
vocabulary. Paper Rater will give your paper a sample grade
based on this criteria and suggest ways to make it better.
PaperRater.com is used by schools to help students improve their writing.
What is Grammarly Lite?
Grammarly Lite is a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox
and Safari that integrates contextual
spelling and grammar check. Grammarly Lite will help you find and
fix contextual spelling mistakes,
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article use, capitalization and word
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Primary sources - check it out
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Attention Little Campers - This is an excellent site!!
You can find plenty of free e-books on Amazon with this free
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Read thousands of free e-books
Visit a mulitude of online museums
Don'e CITE Wikipedia or any of those insipid Ask.com pages
Repeat after me......Wikipedia sources are not deemed reliable so DON'T CITE
them! (use them for
basic information and some good leads but DON'T CITE them)