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On this page we offer a links to a few sources of local interest and one link to a great interactive source for learning how to use and evaluate Internet sites: general, verse, and more to come later.

If you're looking to buy books, try out the sites Lidaka lists.

If you are unsure on how to tell if a web site is good or bad, here is a link to a very fine interactive tutorial on exploring the Internet: the Internet Detective, developed by clever folks in Great Britain.

Once you're sure what you can use in a paper, whether from the web, from the library's databases, from a book, or elsewhere, you can find help in finding how to cite things from our Citation page.

Anyone with an e-mail account at WVSU can put up some webpages.  Some of those who have done so can be seen here.  You can add your own pages, too--once you are in your WVSU gmail, click on "Sites" and then "Create new site."

Here are some other links that folks have suggested, but we haven't really checked out fully to ensure they aren't broken. Make sure your back-button works before you wander off too far. Have fun!

Some General Reference Tools and Sites

Dictionary.com
A bunch of general dictionaries, from the Hacker's to Webster's, and more.
Logos
An on-line multilingual dictionary, like the ones you can find at Babel Fish or Google, only different.
Worldcat
Although it doesn't actually cover the whole world, OCLC's Worldcat will search very many US (and some Canadian and some British) library's book catalogues.  For major libraries in the UK and Ireland, try Copac.
African Studies
A large African Studies Center's site at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bartleby
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, texts, and more and more and more: The American Heritage Dictionary, Gray's Anatomy (no, not the TV show!), Strunk's Elements of Style, the outdated but still quite extensive  Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21, a mere 18 volumes), verse, prose, nonfiction....
Voice of the Shuttle
A huge whopping database of links, organized according to subject and leaning towards the humanities.

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