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To effectively complete online class assignments, it is essential that you understand the basics of using the Internet and Internet Research Tools. In addition, knowing how to use Microsoft Word is important.

The following Web sites will help you master these skills.

Caution about printing: These are multiple page documents. On your own computer, you can save the sites under Favorites or Bookmarks and refer to them as needed.


Use of Research Tools on the Web

A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW Good basic information (Saint Louis University)
Internet Research Tools (Cerritos College)
This is probably more than you want to know, but it is a good overview.
iTools Search Tools, Language Tools, Research Tools
How Users Read (and Write) on the Web

Evaluating Internet Research Tools

Evaluation Techniques of Internet Resources (

Research Strategies and References
Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus This site is cluttered, but the part you want is at the top.

The World Factbook Good resource from the CIA for information on other countries, maps, flags




APA Style Citation Reference (

APA Style (Purdue OWL)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)

Research and Documentation Online (Humanities, Social Sciences, History, Sciences)



Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)

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

Plagiarism: What it is and some steps to avoid it (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)



Word Processing Musts

How to Copy and Paste (Cerritos College)





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