Key Websites for Essay Writers - dummies

By Mary Page, Carrie Winstanley

Part of Writing Essays For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Here’s a list of some key websites that can help you research just about any topic – for your writing projects or for discovering new areas of interest. Remember to reference any material you use, where appropriate:

  • Google scholar: Peer-reviewed journal articles and extracts from books, without any of the usual commercial links.

  • IngentaConnect: You may have to pay for a full article, but you can access abstracts for free and many academic libraries have a subscription.

  • Internet Public Library: An enormous virtual public library.

  • Infomine: A virtual library of Internet resources for users in universities. Created and maintained by librarians, it’s an American site with a wide scope and useful help pages for searching.

  • Questia: Another massive virtual library of books and articles, although you need a subscription for full access.

  • The British Library: 10,000 pages of information and an endless gallery of images.