Here are some resources to
help you prepare your papers:
Periodicals (Magazine and Newspaper Articles)
- Includes articles from over 11,000 magazines and journals. Many, but
not all, provide the full-text of articles. Over 160 subjects areas are
covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health
and medical, news and world affairs, technology, and social sciences.
ProQuest National Newspapers Premier - Includes a
balance of national and regional newspapers chosen for their journalistic
excellence and regional representation. All titles are available in full text.
Papers include national titles such as The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal and The Washington Post along with a selection of titles from across the
U.S. such as the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Denver
Post, The Sacramento Bee plus other important U.S. papers.
Library Catalog - provides information about the
materials owned by the LCSC Library and other North Idaho Academic Libraries,
including North Idaho College and the University of Idaho.
Credo Reference - Search
a collection of up to 100 online dictionaries and subject encyclopedias.
Or click on "Find a Book," and search within only one title, such as
Cambridge Guide to Theatre or Bloomsbury Guide to Art.
Virtual Reference Library - Search a collection on online
reference books from Gale, a respected publisher of subject-focused
encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Help with Citing
and Style Guide
- Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
APA Citation Style - examples of citations in APA Format for your list of
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
Citation Style - Guidance provided by the University
of Illinois Writers' Workshop.
Knight Cite -- An automatic generator of citations in either MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
Registering for the service allows you to save citations to generate a
bibliography. A free service provided by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
Son of Citation Machine -- An
"interactive Web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university
students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect
other people's intellectual properties" (from the
Research Paper Help:
Online Writing Lab
- A service of the Humanities Division at LCSC, this center provides
one-on-one advice from other students on improving your papers before
turning them in.
Online Resources for Writers - Links to useful information from colleges and
universities, covering all phases of writing academic essays. Provided by
the Amherst Writing Center.
Calculator - Based on the start date and due date for your assignment,
this calculator will map out benchmarks for completing tasks leading up to
the final paper. It also provides links to other pages with tips on
understanding your assignment, focusing your topic, etc. It was
developed by the library at the University of Minnesota, so a few of its
linked resources are not available to you. But we have many similar
resources available to you on this campus.
Find synonyms for your search terms. An Ask.com service.
Wikipedia : Researching with Wikipedia - A page on the Wikipedia site that
describes the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a source of information.
It includes this statement: "In all academic institutions, Wikipedia,
along with most encyclopedias, is unacceptable as a major source
for a research paper."
Test Prep Review -- Free access to
sample questions from many standardized tests, such as graduate school entrance
exams and certification exams.
Learning Express - Each of the
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building
courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at
school, at work, or in life. Create a free account for yourself, so
that the program can track your test results.
Author: Barbara Barnes
updated: December 20, 2010