Resources for English
Tips on Citation, Research, Style Tips & Finding Primary Sources
The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
Evaluating Online Resources
When evaluating online resources, there are five things to look for:
Why should you trust the person that gave you this information? Is it from a credible source?
Is the site up to date? Is the information in your article current with events and technology?
Design and style
Is the site professionally designed, or does it look like a personal blog? (NOTE: sometimes the look of sites can be deceiving)
Is the information presented in a balanced, objective manner? Is the author trying to sway you in some way?
Can you find the information you need in the site easily? Does the site direct you to places to find more information?
U.S. Government Documents & Information
To search for U.S. government documents, go to these guides:
Federal Depository Library for U.S. Government Information
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Legislative Research: Federal Resources
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U.S. and State Government Information