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Citefast is an easy to use web tool for creating citations

Citeligther easily search for facts and info to back your arguments and it automatically cites your sources using different citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago)

Citeulike free tool for managing and discovering scholarly references

EasyBib Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in no time

Endnote helps with searching, organizing and sharing your research

Internet Citation Organizer

Mendeley reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest research

RefMe web tool and mobile app that you can use to automate citations, reference lists, and bibliographies

Writinghouse a free bibliography and citation maker

Word Frequency Counter – Check the number of times words appear in your writing.


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Archives Hub: brings together descriptions of thousands of the UK’s archive collections. Representing nearly 300 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research.

CIA World Factbook: provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Digital Library of the Commons Repository: The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.

Google Correlate: finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.

Google Scholar

Internet Public Library: ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

iSEEK Education is a targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers

Library of Congress: the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Microsoft Academic Search: Semantic search provides you with highly relevant search results from continually refreshed and extensive academic content from over 120 million publications.

National Agricultural Library: one of four national libraries of the United States and houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.

National Archives: the online public portal to our records and information about US.. records. The catalog currently provides access to over 2 million electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), which are not available elsewhere online.

RefSeek: a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone.

State Legislative Websites Directory: contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as bills, press rooms, statutes) from one state at a time.

Virtual LRCThe mission of the Virtual Learning Resources Center is to index thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects!

Wolfram|Alphaprovides answers to questions instead of links to sources. For example, What does the liver do? Response: Functions in carbohydrate, lipid….  Got a math question? This might be your new favorite site. a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals with one-stop searching of databases from around the world

Science Research

The Analytical Sciences Digital Library: collects, catalogs, links and publishes peer-reviewed web-based discovery materials pertinent to innovations in curricular development and supporting technical resources in the analytical sciences

Athenus: science and engineering

Biology Browser: Biology Browser is a great resource for finding research, resources, and information in biology

Chem BioFinder: look up information about chemicals, including their properties and reactions.

SciCentral: has a literature search, journals, databases, and other great tools for finding science information searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results

Strategian: provides access to journal articles, book chapters, images, and other information found useful by college and university science students

Word Frequency Counter – Check the number of times words appear in your writing.

Social Studies

American History Online: find sources from historical digital collections

Anthropological Index Online: includes  general search of 4,000 periodicals held in both The British Museum Anthropology Library as well as Royal Anthropological Institute films

Anthropology Review Database: access to anthropology reviews, look up publishers, and find resources available for review

Behavioral Brain Science Archive: International journal of current Research and theory

BPubs: access to business and trade publications with excellent browsing as well as a focused search

DailyStocks: look up stocks to monitor the stock market and your portfolio

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st-century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.

Digital History: University of Houston’s Digital History database offers links to textbook, primary sources, and educational materials in digital history. The database has multimedia, an interactive timeline, active learning, and resources for teachers.

EconLit: more than 120 years of economics literature from around the world in an easily searchable format with journal articles, books, book reviews, articles, working papers, and dissertations, as well as historic journal articles from 1886 to 1968

EDGAR Search: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires certain disclosures that can be helpful to investors, and you can find them all here

Ethnologue: find, read about, and research the world’s 7,099 known living languages

Genesis: sources for women’s history with the Genesis data set and an extensive list of web resources.

HistoryBuff: online newspaper archive, reference library, and a historical panoramas section in their free primary source material collection

History Engine: learn history by researching, writing, and publishing, creating a collection of historical articles in U.S. history that can be searched for here by scholars, teachers, and the general public.

History and Politics Out Loud: a searchable archive of important recordings through history, particularly politically significant audio materials.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: research human origins, with full text and topics including Mesopotamia, Rome, the Hellenistic world, Late Antiquity, and Christian origins.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: find thousands of sources in modern history, full texts, multimedia, and more.

Library of Anglo-American Culture and History: a subject catalog of recommended websites for historians. Currently, the catalog includes metadata of about 11.000 websites including the web directory of Clio-Online [more information]

National Bureau of Economic Research: find access to great resources in economic research.

Research Papers in Economics: a volunteer-maintained bibliographic database of working papers, articles, books, and even software components with more than 1.2 million research pieces.

Political Information: Over 5000 carefully selected policy & political websites, the latest political news from dozens of authoritative sources, and an indispensable resource for journalists, political professionals, students and political junkies around the world.

Psycline: psychology and social science journals

SocioSite: get access to information and resources which are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists

The SocioWeb: an independent guide to the sociological resources available on the Internet and is founded on the belief that the Internet can help to unite the sociological community in powerful ways.

WikiArc: find open access articles about archaeology.

Word Frequency Counter – Check the number of times words appear in your writing.

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