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research and databases

Research Resources

So you've got a research project to do...where do you start? Our librarians have searched the web for resources to help you plan and conduct your research; just check out the links below.

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students - from the Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
This easy step-by-step guide by the Internet Public Library pulls together some of the best and most reliable internet resources to help you walk through the research process, from understanding the assignment to revising your draft.  One of the best parts of this website are the great links to other resources for writing, research, and citation help.  And if you're still stuck, you can ask for help from a librarian on the Internet Public Library librarian by using the "Ask an ipl2 Librarian" link, or call or visit your local library branch.
 
The Purdue Online Writing Lab - from Purdue University https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
The Purdue Online Writing Lab is famous for its great citation guides.  When you're wondering how to cite your sources in MLA or APA style, this is a great website to use for help.  You will also find guides to other parts research and writing process including good places to begin your search, how to make sure your information is reliable, how to write different types of essays, and help with proper punctuation, to name a few.
 
The Saugus High School's Guide to Research & Writing - from Saugus High School http://www.hartdistrict.org/saugus/writing/index.html
This simple, easy-to-use guide from Saugus High School includes a lot of downloadable PDF handouts for different phases in the research and writing process from starting your research to creating your works cited page.