General Reference

Encyclopedias, citation information, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, libraries, information sites, and similar tools for finding information.

Encyclopedias

Britannica School Edition
Full text articles available.

Britannica
Includes synopses, but not full text articles.

Encyclopedia.com

Refdesk.com

InfoPlease



Dictionaries

Dictionary.com

EdSelect Dictionaries


 

Thesauruses

Thesaurus.com

Merriam-Webster Online


 

Presentation Tools

Prezi
Prezi is like PowerPoint, but it's free, and you can access it from any Internet-connected device.
http://prezi.com/learn/getting-started/


 

Citation & Writing Information

MLA Citation Guide 

Citation Machine  Citation tool that allows you to plug in information from a cited source to create standard bibliographic and in-text citations in MLA, APA and Chicago Styles.

MLA Style guide for sources that come from the Web (from Modern Language Association).

Writer’s Reference  Portal website that provides links to writing, grammar and research exercises. Also has tutorials, model papers and resources for writers & tutors.

Citing Net Sources  A quick guide to citing sources from the web in both MLA and APA style. Has links to other resource pages.

Long Island University Style Guide  Style guide in APA, MLA, Turabian and Chicago formats. Nicely color-coded for easy use.

Citation Guide Worksheet For MLA formatted citations. Borrowed with permission from St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Designed for Geography and Social Studies classes, but works for any MLA citation needs. 

Guide to Grammar and Writing


 

Libraries

Minnesota History Center

Saint Paul Public Library

Minneapolis Public Library

Dakota County Library

Ramsey County Library

Hennepin County Library

Washington County Library

University of Minnesota Library

University of St. Thomas Library

Library of Congress

Internet Public Library

MNLink (Minnesota Library Information Network)

WorldCat 


 

Information sites

Answers.com

Librarians' Index to the Internet

Infomine

Academic Info

Google News Search

Barry's ClipArt

InfoPlease

Ready Reference Fast Facts - From Hennepin County Libraries.

How Stuff Works

The Quotations Page -- Famous Quotations

Smithsonian

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine)


 

News Sources

Pioneer Press

Star Tribune

NY Times

Washington Post

WCCO

KARE 11

KSTP

CNN

FOX News

 

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