Research On Your Own

General Reference

  • Google Scholar Advanced Search - Search scholarly literature across disciplines and sources, including abstracts, articles, books, and theses. At Google Scholar basic search field, click down arrow to display advanced limiters.
  • AllRefer - - Online directory of resources by subject: earth & environment, history, literature & arts, health & medicine, people, philosophy & religion, places, plants & animals, science & technology, social science, law, sports, everyday life, and more.
  • Bartleby - - Online literature and reference, including classics, poetry, biographies, quotes, encyclopedias, and other reference books.
  • Virtual Reference Desk - - Selected web resources on a wide range of topics from the Library of Congress.
  • Internet Public Library - - Searchable, subject directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines; special sections for kids and teens; and special collections on a variety of topics.

Academic Research & Writing

  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) - - Online guide to the writing process, from pre-writing, to outlines, formulating research questions, citing and formatting for specific writing styles, grammar, and more.
  • EBSCO Database Tutorials - - 3-5 minute tutorials to help new researchers with the basics of EBSCO database searching and experienced researchers with advanced techniques. Covers a wide range of databases by type and users’ information needs.
  • Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - - Research guide from Johns Hopkins University Libraries highlighting what to consider when evaluating websites or print media for academic research, distinguishing propaganda and misinformation, and evaluating social media.
  • - - Interactive guide to learning about plagiarism and citing sources.