19 Reference Sites You Cannot Do Without!

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    Wikipedia can serve as a great introduction to a subject, and connect you to other related ideas, people and places. But it’s not all there is. Here are some resources that can help you with whatever information you need to find:

    Bartleby -- Famous quotes and full poetry texts

    http://www.bartleby.com/

    Citizendium -- More “professional” Wikipedia, although usually not as detailed

    http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Answers.com -- Makes use of the information on Wikipedia and many other reference sites to become a one stop shop

    http://www.answers.com/

    ePodunk -- Information about cities and places

    http://www.epodunk.com/

    Encyclopedia Britannica -- An excellent source of information, and much more authoritative than Wikipedia.

    http://www.britannica.com/

    Scholarpedia -- A step up from both Wikipedia and Citizendium in terms of scholarly respectability; the articles are all written by experts with peer review

    http://www.scholarpedia.org/

    JSTOR (limited access; talk to your school or library) -- All those stuffy journals around your professor’s office, and articles in your course packets

    http://www.jstor.org/

    Oxford English Dictionary (limited access; talk to your school or library) -- The definitive resource when it comes to the English language


    http://www.oed.com/

    Wikiseek -- Wikipedia with a better search engine

    http://www.wikiseek.com/

    Online Education Database -- Over 100 specific search and research tools, often relevant to specific subjects

    http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/research-beyond-google

    MathWorld -- Everything mathematics from Geometry to Calculus is covered in great detail

    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

    GeoHive and Fedstats -- Public access to public agency statistics

    http://www.xist.org/default1.aspx

    http://www.fedstats.gov/


    Theoi and Encyclopedia of Mythology -- Excellent resources on the subject of mythology and ancient religions

    http://www.theoi.com/

    http://www.pantheon.org/

    Glossary of Poetic Forms -- You too can know the difference between a Canto and a Cento

    http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary.html

    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Foldop -- Excellent sources on just about anything philosophy related

    http://plato.stanford.edu/

    http://www.swif.it/foldop/

    Religion Online -- An excellent, excellent resource filled with many primary texts

    http://www.religion-online.org/


    Sources:

    * Mindful Link September 10, 2008
     
  2. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    JSTOR is pretty awesome.
    About to get on there for a research project.
     
  3. Logan's Runt Runtmuffin

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    JSTOR was my life in college. :up:
     
  4. Steve Rogers Registered

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    Thanks for this Raybia :up:
     
  5. Carcharodon Registered

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    Many professors will give you an, "F," for using Wikipedia, lol.
     
  6. raybia Signing off

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    No problem. Most are sites that I were not aware of until I came across them by accident.
     
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    That is why I hire educated people to write my papers for me.
     
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    Lol, like in Back to School. :woot:
     
  9. raybia Signing off

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    Classic movie! :woot:
     
  10. Steve Rogers Registered

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    LOL Kurt Vonnegut fails the paper on Kurt Vonnegut.
     
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    it's all about Web of science
     
  12. Colossal Spoons Paper boi

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    JSTOR was popular in college but us science kids used PubMed more often :up:
     
  13. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I could use that mathworld. :/
     
  14. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    wow there are a lot of sites out there. Thanks for the information.
     
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    Wish I would've known about math world 4 years ago. :|
     
  16. AlteredEgo Hello...

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    i think this is the first hype thread ive ever bookmarked. :confused: :up:
     
  17. raybia Signing off

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    Cool!
     
  18. Steve Rogers Registered

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    Ditto.
     
  19. doc ock rules! Registered

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    JSTOR is frustrating. I've never searched from the main site, but when I run web searches, I always get what looks like the beginning of some really detailed information from there. When I try to look for more, it'll barely let me see anything else. :mad:
     
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    I just want to make sure everyone knows about these great sites.
     
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    Bump back to the top for the college crowd's new semester.
     

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