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NoodleTools helps you organize all your research needs from start to finish. Create an account, or re-validate your old account. If you have any problems or questions email or stop by and talk to any member of the Learning Commons staff. We are here to help!
Gale Databases - Gale InfoTrac offers a variety of databases. Read the descriptions to find the database that best meets your information needs. General OneFile and Academic OneFile are two you should always include in your search. When on the school campus the login is automatic through this link. No username/password necessary.
SSRN - Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research and related materials. This is a great resource for peer reviewed work awaiting publication. SSRN, like other preprint services, circulates publications throughout the scholarly community at an early stage, permitting the author to incorporate comments into the final version of the paper before its publication in a journal. Moreover, even if access to the published paper is restricted, access to the original working paper remains open through SSRN.
ERIC - The Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. Free access.
What Works Clearinghouse - Institute of Education Science - The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), an initiative of USDE's Institute of Education Sciences, is a central, trusted source of information for decision makers. Established in 2002, the WWC reviews and assesses research evidence for educational programs, products, practices, and policies.
Usable Knowledge - Harvard Graduate School of Education - Usable Knowledge is an online resource from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that aims to make education research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, members of the media, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and parents.
Why are there different citation styles? Why does it matter?
The Modern Language Association (MLA) provides a method for source documentation that is used in most humanities courses. The humanities place emphasis on authorship, so most MLA citation involves recording the author’s name in the physical text. The author’s name is also the first to appear in the “Works Cited” page at the end of an essay. The most recent MLA formatting can be found in the seventh edition of the MLA manual.
The American Psychological Association (APA) provides a method for source documentation that is used in most social sciences courses. The social sciences place emphasis on the date a work was created, so most APA citation involves recording the date of a particular work in the physical text. The date is usually placed immediately after the author’s name in the “References” page at the end of an essay. The most recent APA formatting can be found in the sixth edition of the APA manual.
General Book Citation
Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma. New York: Penguin Group, 2006. Print.
Pollan, M. (2006). The omnivore’s dilemma. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
The IANA Root Zone Database allows you to search the internet servers of other countries. Using Google advanced search, you can choose English, and the site domain of the country you are researching. This is a great way to get a non-US perspective on issues.