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Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Online version of the complete Encyclopædia Britannica providing coverage of most subjects. Also provides access to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Salem History is an online database of full-text reference e-books and primary sources. Included are sources on American history, world history, historical events and periods, biographies, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
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Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
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Choosing and Using Keywords
CAPPS- Guidelines for evlaauting resources
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If you are directly quoting one of your sources, or more generally using words, information, or ideas that come from one of your sources, you must give an oral citation. If you are able, inlude additional information that helps to establish the credibility of your source, such as an author's experience and credentials, or the impact of a book or journal.
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Noriko Osami, in her article from the March 21, 2018 of the premier science journal Nature defines...
In his James Beard Award-winning essay for food journalism, Mayukh Sen described...
On the page about Corn facts dated 2018, the Minnesota Corn Grower's Association's map of corn production totals shows...