Center For

Literary Computing

Exploring and advancing the digital humanities

Smart Searching: Internet Research and Resources

Smart Searching: Internet Research and Resources

A workshop on smart searching on the internet, for students preparing to write undergraduate theses and papers. Our goal is to provide strategies for research, making the best use of the internet. We want you to leave the workshop with concrete directions for your project.

Brainstorming / Jumping off points or Hunting and Gathering

Bookmarking with Zotero, www.zotero.org and Diigo, www.diigo.com

Google, www.google.com

Google Books, www.books.google.com

Google Scholar, www.scholar.google.com

Amazon, www.amazon.com

Wikipedia, www.wikipedia.org

Encyclopedia Britannica, www.britannica.com

Oxford English Dictionary, www.oed.com

Online Etymology Dictionary, www.etymonline.com

Facebook and other social media, www.facebook.com

Mountainlynx, http://mountainlynx.lib.wvu.edu

Academic Journal Databases (all linked from WVU Libraries page)

EBSCOHost, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/find/#articles

JSTOR, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/find/#articles

Project Muse, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/find/#articles

Lexis-Nexis, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/find/#articles

Others, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/find/#articles

Portals/Other (curated and topical resources)

Voice of the Shuttle, http://vos.ucsb.edu/

Accessible Writing, http://eserver.org/

Intute, arts and humanities, http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/

Electronic Poetry Center, http://epc.buffalo.edu/

Ubuweb, http://www.ubu.com/

Some Useful Online Journals and Databases

Project Muse, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/index.html

JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/

All Databases at WVU Libraries, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/databases

Citing Online Sources (key point: remember the date of access)

Purdue’s OWL, http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/#Electronic

Bibliography Composers

Easy Bib, http://www.easybib.com/

Ref Works, https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/login.asp?WNCLang=false

Evaluating Web Resources

WVU Libraries, http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/web/help/more.htm

Sonoma, http://libweb.sonoma.edu/research/subject/eval.html

UCLA, http://www2.library.ucla.edu/

New Mexico State University, http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html