Research and Writing Tips and Information
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ASAP the administrative page will be available; anyone interested will be
able to sign up for a free questiaschool account.
Until the time, please use my
Spend some time and familiarize with valuable educational tool
High level subscription databases funded by the Chicago Board of
(Must sign up with Ms. Eshoo or Ms Jalili)
EXCELLENT alternative to google - all sites preapproved by
educators...give it a try!
Educator approved sites
Great reference site, easy to access
Excellent tips for getting started and writing your paper....
Information you can trust
For research, Google is frequently not the best place to start
You Can't Just Google It!
Find the best library and reference resources at
including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps,
quotations and much more.
Yet another great reference site
Why you should never cite Wikipedia...use it for information,
but DO NOT CITE IT.
Warning - Wikipedia
findingDulcinea helps you research thousands of subjects online
by providing links to the best resources, ordered logically, and
woven with context, insights, and research strategies.
Tons of great information for students
The Internet is has an array of excellent sources but also a
great deal of untested information.
We need to evaluate, expand, and adapt existing criteria for
evaluating its content.
Evalutation Internet Sites
Several citation makers....Please check them out.
Easybib.com can only make an acceptable citation if you enter
correct information. There are many citation helpers on the
For a more detailed and sophisticated citation directions -
out - http://ipl.org/div/farq/netciteFARQ.html
Help with citations
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs,
and videos anywhere and share them easily. Si
It's a free website for scanning your papers for all kinds of
errors: spelling, grammar, plagiarism, style, vocabulary, word
choice and more.
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
on this criteria and suggest ways to make it better.
PaperRater.com is used by schools to help students improve their writing.
Good site to get ideas for a paper or research a topic.
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Don'e CITE Wikipedia or any of those insipid Ask.com pages
The sources are not deemed reliable so DON'T CITE them! (use them for basic
information and some good leads but DON'T CITE them)