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http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/aplus/stepfirst.htm

 

Excellent step by step guide for writing a research paper (from choosing the topic to writing the paper)

 

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_ressteps.html

 

An online writing lab with step-by-step directions for writing a research paper

 

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/invent.html

 

How to choose a topic of personal interest

 

  

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html

 

Information on how to avoid plagiarism

 

 

http://citationmachine.net

 

A citation machine to help create a “Works Cited” page (click on the reference first, fill in the form, - boom! Cut and past citation onto your Works Cited Page.

 

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_evalsource4.html

 

Tips on evaluating Internet cites

 

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html

 

Basic paper format using MLA guidelines

 

 

http://webpages.pvbears.org/hslibrary/mla.htm

 

MLA guidelines and sample paper using MLA format (click on “Sample MLA-Style Research Paper Using Microsoft Word”)

 

 

http://webpages.pvbears.org/hslibrary/mla.htm

 

MLA guidelines and sample paper using MLA format (click on “Sample MLA-Style Research Paper Using Microsoft Word”)

 

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_websearch.html

 

How to do a web search

  

 

http://www.ipl.org

 

Internet Public Library. Go to Reading Room for books, newspapers, and magazines.

 

 

http://www.dogpile.com

 

Excellent metasearch engine (always read “Tools and Tips” first to make the most of a search engine)

 

 

http://www.encyclopedia.com

 

Online encyclopedia (good for general information)

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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