SHG Library and Media Center
Subject Area Web Resources
Use the website evaluation sheet to determine whether a website is a reputable one to use for your research.
Use these tips from Google on how to format your search questions.
- Google Scholar Google’s academic search engine; click for searching tips
Wolfram Alpha Great for calculations, dates, times, and other searches that involve numbers
- Sweet Search A search engine with good scholarly/academic results
- InfoMine Another great search engine that searches only scholarly resources
- Directory of Open Access Journals Search engine that searches free online academic journals
- Internet Public Library Web directory of specific topics
- YouTube Current events, music, and some academic
- Google Videos Similar to YouTube
- Yovisto Academic videos
- PBS Videos Videos on a variety of topics
- TeacherTube Like YouTube, but for the classroom
- TED Talks Videos on a variety of topics from experts across the world
- MIT Video Videos published by MIT from various departments
- School Tube A national K-12 moderated video sharing service
- Khan Academy Video tutorials and trainings on a variety of subjects
- Coursera Another online video training website which covers a variety of topics
- Consumer Action Website (Federal Citizen Information Center)
- Federal Trade Commission - Protecting America's Consumers
If you would like to access a digital magazine from home, login to this document using the same login information you use to sign into the SHG library computers. The document contains the username and password information for the following magazines:
- USASearch.gov (Search engine)
- Google News Archive Search To search for historical newspapers available for free online. Use the “Advanced News Archive Search” and select “No Price” from the dropdown menu next to “Price.”
- Library of Congress American Memory primary source documents from American history
- American Presidency Project primary source documents related to the U.S. presidency
- University of Oklahoma College of Law page chronicles important documents in U.S. history
MLA Formatting and Citation Guidelines
- Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online provides updated MLA guidelines for documenting print and online sources.
- Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide provides updated MLA guidelines for formatting manuscripts and referencing sources through parenthetical citation.