- Oxford English Dictionary (OED) -- The most comprehensive dictionary of the English Language
- Britannica Online -- An immense encyclopedia: wikipedia's nearest competition.
- FORVO: All the words in the world pronounced - Audio recordings of pronunciations of millions of words in hundreds of languages.
Here are some resources for finding information available to you through Drew's library:
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier lets you look for information in a subset of journals and newspapers, including some that Drew doesn't own directly-- to get full text of those, you can use Interlibrary Loan. It doesn't use Google-type searching; you'll need to connect terms with AND. (You can restrict to scholarly articles; and can email yourself the citation.
Look under List of Resources by Title -> A or List of Resources by Subject -> General to find this one.
You really just want to look up a quick fact or get a general overview of a topic? Look at the reference books here.
Under List of Resources by Title -> C or List of Resources by Subject -> General.
Click directly to the full text if available (as pdf or html) or click on to find the full text in another database.The Article Linker guide provides additional instructions for finding full text, either online or in print/microfilm format within the library.
If the button doesn't provide access to the full text, you can request the article via InterLibraryLoan.
The first time you request an article or book via InterLibraryLoan, you will be asked to fill out a short form. It may take several days to receive an article via InterLibraryLoan; books can take longer.
http://nytimes.com/pass using your Drew email address.
Stop by the Research helpdesk Monday through Thursday 9-5 and 6-10pm, Friday 9-5, and Sunday 6-10. Or:
Text: 973-241-5275 (973-241-5ASK), or
Chat on the library web page.
- Where did this information come from?
- Is the author an expert in the subject?
- Does the author/publication cite its sources?
- Does the author or the publisher have an 'axe to grind,' i.e. a bias?
- Is the source (author and/or publication) positively regarded?
- Is the information out of date?
- Is this the information I need?
"Evaluating Sources" from Perdue's Online Writing Lab
Tel: 973-408- 3675