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Complete Works of Shakespeare
An online version of Shakespeare's plays and poetry from MIT.
Free book notes, study guides and summaries for a wide variety of literary classics.
Novelist and Novelist K-8
An online database that can help you learn what other books an author wrote or can provide suggestions for books you might want to read that are similar to one you've read and liked. Also allows you to search by lexile/reading level.
Need help understanding a book you're reading for class? This site includes study guides, book summaries, Barron's Booknotes and more!
A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students
Trying to write a research paper? Not sure where to start? Click on the link above to visit the Internet Public Library's Teen page for tips on how to get started and where to find reliable information.
APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Need to do citations for your research paper in APA style? Click on the link above to visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center.
Looking for a famous quote to spice up your paper and impress your teacher? Visit this site for an online version of Bartlett's Quotations as well as information from such famous books as The King James Bible, Gray's Anatomy, Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, the World Factbook and more! Also includes an encyclopedia, a dictionary and a thesaurus.
Citation Style for Research Papers
Information from Long Island University's CW Post Campus Library on how to do citations in APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago and AMA styles.
MLA Style (Modern Language Association)
Information from the Writer's Workshop at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on how to do citations for your research paper in the MLA Style.
Owl Writing Lab
Purdue University's writing lab provides assistance with grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as help documenting sources in MLA and APA style for research papers. Also provides guidance on how to write a resume.
What is Plagiarism?
Writing a research paper? Visit this document from the University of Washington's College of Engineering to learn how to avoid plagiarizing (using other's work or ideas without properly citing it.)