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Magazine & Journal Article Databases - General

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Beyond Wikipedia: Reference Sources

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Issue Book Series in the Library

The following book series provide background information and multiple viewpoints on a variety of issues.  Try searching for your topic combined with the name of the series title in quotations.  For example search for the keywords:  immigration "reference shelf"

Citing Guides

EasyBib citation guides

Provides helpful examples of how to cite sources in a variety of styles. Source: EasyBib Scholar Space

Purdue OWL: Research and Citation Resources

This comprehensive site contains overviews of different citation styles, especially APA and MLA. Source: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Writer's Handbook

Provides links to a number of style guides, including tips on quoting and paraphrasing sources. Source: UW-Madison's Writing Center

Citing Sources

A resource for how to cite sources using APA, Chicago Style, CSE, MLA, and Turabian. Source: Duke University

Teachbytes: Social Media Citation Guide

Contains a useful guide that encompasses a variety of social media citations. Source: teachbytes

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