Research Paper Resources
The Research Paper Writing Process (in a Nutshell) (The "BIG-6", outlined):
Massachusetts State Library Database List:
Click here for alphabetical List:
Massachusetts State Library Databases:
Visit the list and scroll-down alphabetically to find the database you're looking for:
- Academic One-File: General knowledge on a variety of topics. All information vetted and reliable.
- New York Times / Boston Globe Newspaper Archives: searchable archive of newspapers articles going back 20+ years
- Opposing Viewpoints: In Context: Offers a range of perspectives on important, current issues, and provides links to great resources on both sides of the argument.
- US History: In Context: provides a variety of perspectives on events that have taken place in US history.
Clusty.com is a search engine that filters out a most of the commercial sites and provides a relatively good list of resources to choose from. It also breaks down the results into "clusters", or subject headings connected to your topic to help you narrow down your search.
Finding Library Non-Fiction Texts:
Creating a Citation for a Footnote or Bibliography: