Research & Study

  • Homework Search Engines
  • Full Text Databases
  • Oxford English Dictionary Online

    Study Aids
  • Study Skills Library
    From California Polytechnic State University. This site includes tips on listening and memorization, note taking, preparing for exams and essay tests as as well as how to combat test panic and analyze past tests.
  • Study Skills Self-help Information
    From Virginia Tech. This site includes tips on time management, a study sills checklist, note taking guide, how to read essays and books, and tips on writing papers.
  • Study Sack
    Study and play with data online as flashcards, hangman games, crossword puzzles, matching or word search. Find data to study or create your own. You can print the data or export it to your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.

    Research
  • A Plus Guide to Research Papers
    From the Internet Public Library. This site has links to research tools, online reference books, writing pointers, and more.
  • eThemes
    An index of internet resources compiled by the Missouri Research and Education Network. Search by keyword or by lists, arranged alphabetically, by title or grade level. Subjects include everything from the American Civil War, maps and math through poetry, pronouns, and World War II.
  • Evaluating Websites
    From the Multnomah couty Public Library. Includes detailed information about what makes a website good.
  • Boolify
    Tutorial for Boolean searching. How to get exactly what you want out of a search engine just through your search terms.

    Primary Source Documents
  • Types of Resources
    From Wesleyan University. Lists a number of electronic and print indexes to primary sources.
  • In the First Person
    An in-depth index to personal diaries, letters, oral histories, and personal narratives from around the world. Search by keyword, date, subject, place, collection, or historical event.
  • Making Sense of Evidence
    From the History Matters project. Includes tips for interpreting diaries, photographs, maps, and other primary resources.
  • National Archives: Primary Sources for Educators and Students
    Grouped by year, from 1754 to present.
  • Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library - Duke University
    This digitized collection includes such things as letters, scanned civil war diaries, and many other digitized primary sources.
  • World Digital Library
    The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.