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Britannica Academic Edition
Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provide a variety of reliable sources.
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OmniFile Full Text Online
Comprehensive, full-text research across a variety of disciplines including applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, technology, etc
Oxford Reference OnlineCross-searchable encyclopedia entries covering a wide variety of academic subjects.
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Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Videos about the research process from Films on Demand:
Researching, Reading and Writing (11:58)
Faced with a mountain of research to conduct, reading to do, and papers
to write, students must work both efficiently and shrewdly. This
three-section program tells how to identify and cite reliable online and
offline sources of information, carve textbook chapters into manageable
chunks, and outline and revise papers—all elements that are essential
to getting the job done well.
Information Literacy: The perils of Online Research (21:37)
In a world of information overload, information literacy has become a
survival skill. But what exactly does information literacy mean? With a
focus on the Internet, this video explains how to conduct solid online
research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and
ethical way. Professor Maurita Holland of the University of Michigan
School of Information provides expert commentary and guidance on a range
of research activities, including evaluating the credibility of Web
content, documenting online sources, and paraphrasing—not copying—the
words of others. Additionally, a high school teacher and a graduate
student demonstrate real-world examples to reinforce the challenges and
rewards of online research. The consequences of plagiarism and shaky
facts are emphasized.
The Writing Process: Research (26:27)
Authenticity is essential to any novel worth reading, and serious
authors will go to great lengths to establish it. Drawing on the
insights of Roddy Doyle (Oh, Play That Thing), Andrew Pyper (The Trade Mission), Kerri Sakamoto (One Hundred Million Hearts), and Ray Robertson (Moody Food),
this program explains why solid facts make great fiction. Their
emphasis on firsthand experience via travel—the Amazon jungle,
Hiroshima, the karaoke circuit, 1920s New York—reinforces the principle
that not everything in fiction should be made up.
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