Links Listed by Type of Resource: Research and Writing Reference

A Plagiarism Guide for Students

A presentation of the citation vs. originality dilemma, with hints for proper documentation.

Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation

An article on websites that may not be legitimate sources of information.

Common Errors in English, Washington State University

A long list of commonly-confused terms and grammatical errors in English language usage.

The Elements of Style

William Strunk’s classic on English language usage and composition.

How to Cite Electronic Sources, Library of Congress

Correct documentation of electronic sources.

How to Write a Comparative History Paper, Shippensburg University

A general essay with a few useful points.

How to Think, Georgetown University

Good information about the construction of a sound argument.

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It, Indiana University

Examples of paraphrasing and plagiarism.

Reading , Writing, and Researching for History, Bowdoin University

A set of web pages that present proper construction of a paper, including research tips.

A Student’s Guide to History

Writing and researching for various purposes, including essays, book reviews and comparative papers.

Using Primary Sources on the Web, University of Washington

Explains online primary sources, how to find and evaluate them, and how to correctly cite them in papers.

Using Sources, Hamilton College

Covers such paper-writing topics as borrowing ideas, paraphrasing and correct documentation.

What is Plagiarism? Georgetown University

Paraphrasing, plagiarism and common misconceptions.

Writing History Papers, Brown University

Analyzing the assignment, defining the topic, and organizing the argument.

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