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W-L Library For Students

Some of the best websites for you to use for your research and projects!

Copyright-Free Media Websites (Remember you still need to cite your sources!)

  Citation Help

Pixabay – Copyright-free images, videos and music you can use anywhere NoodleTools – help with your research projects, including citing your sources in MLA, APA or Chicago/Turabian styles and creating Works Cited/References pages,
Creative Commons – Millions of photos, songs and videos — available for free and legal use under the terms of CC’s copyright licenses Purdue Owl– Provides citation help for MLA and APA
Pics4Learning – Thousands of copyright-free images for teacher and student use. EasyBib – MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago styles Citation Maker
 Wikimedia Commons – Millions of freely usable media files – MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats
NoodleTools Express – Citation Tool for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Open Access Academic Resources in All Areas

 History and Government Websites

Digital Commons Network – Contains free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of colleges and universities in a variety of subject areas. Federal Digital System – Official information from all 3 branches of government
Directory of Open Access Journals – Online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. – Provides access to government information and services
BASE  – Search engine specifically for academic resources. Provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. Best of History Websites – Links to over 1200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness
World Digital Library – Primary Sources from countries and cultures around the world. Our Documents – 100 milestone documents from American history
 Infotopia – Academic search engine accessing websites selected by librarians and teachers Virginia’s Legislative Information Service – Search VA bills & resolutions, Code of VA and more.
 Public Vaults – Digitized records from the National Archives Voice of the Shuttle – database of websites for Humanities Research
Project Muse – Provides digital humanities and social science materials for the scholarly community Digital History – American history resources, including primary source documents, maps, timelines, and multimedia
Digital Public Library of America – Provides access to photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents from libraries, archives, and museums United Nations Digital Library – Explore UN documents, votes, speeches and more
Document Bank of Virginia – Historical primary source documents from the Library of Virginia
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources – select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history

 Science Websites

Literature Websites – Freely accessible research platform that puts scientific research in context.  Literary History – An index to full-text articles covering more than 250 major American and British writers. – A global science gateway made up of national and international scientific databases and portals. – poets, poems, bios and more from the Academy of American Poets
Public Library of Science – Provides peer-reviewed, open access journal articles in all areas of science and medicine. World Literature Today – digital access to one of the oldest literary periodicals in the United States
Science Advances – Open access research from Science magazine
The Literary Encyclopedia – A repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history.
Frontiers – Open access science platform Voice of the Shuttle – Literature – Provides broad coverage of literature related resources
EurekAlert! – Global source for science news Library of Congress Literary Criticism Websites
Science in the Classroom – a collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals

College and Career

Health Websites

The College Board – Register and practice for the SATs. Find the right college for you. National Institutes of Health – The largest biomedical research agency in the world. Research health topics, medical research and more.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – Preparing for, choosing, and paying for college Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Research diseases and conditions, healthy living and more.
ACT – Register and practice for the ACTs World Health Organization – Research health topics, find health-related statistics for countries around the world.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Career information on duties, education, training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations Medline Plus – Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine on health topics, drugs and supplements. Includes a medical encyclopedia.
Virginia Workforce Connection –  Employment information for Virginia Mayo Clinic – Research health information and patient care.