Here are some resources to
help you :
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.
- 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
Research Library - A smaller collection
of periodicals than ProQuest Central. Covers a broad range of subjects
including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health,
humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology,
sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
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.
Career and Technical Education - Articles
from vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the
ProQuest Computing - Top computing
journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design,
software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the
ProQuest Science Journals - Full text and
images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject
coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications,
ProQuest Telecommunications - Full text of top telecommunications
industry publications. Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters for
the latest in this fast changing industry.
Auto Repair Reference Center
complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the
Chilton Total Car Care Series.
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government. Another good source of statistics.
Data.gov - Information and access to data
generated and help by the Federal Government.
- The best movies of the United States
Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the
U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are
available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever. A joint venture
between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.org.
Digital System - Searchable database of Web pages, with an emphasis on the
Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, including Congressional bills
and hearings. Provided by the Government
Thomas - An
easy-to-search source for legislative information, provided by the Library
I-Docs - An online collection of
paper and digital resources selectively chosen from published Idaho Government
Job & Graduate School Information:
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor,
CareerOneStop provides job-seekers
with career information, as well as tools to help in a job search.
Idaho Career Information System
- CIS is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and since 1980 has been
helping people in Idaho with volumes of information about occupations,
postsecondary education, financial aid and finding jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information on careers from the
Department of Labor.
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.
Test Prep Review -- Free access to
sample questions from many standardized tests, such as graduate school entrance
exams and certification exams.
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."
Author: Barbara Barnes
updated: April 1, 2011