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Essay Help Resource Links

  • Ad Fontes Media – Reliability and bias ratings for numerous news sources, articles, television programs, and podcasts.
  • AllSides – Actively works to help you to understand the role media bias plays in the news and information you consume, as well as how to combat bias.
  • Cambridge Dictionary OnlineCambridge Dictionary Online, opens a new window – Find definitions for those tricky words!
  • Easy Bib – Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography.
  • Essay Writing Center – Help with essay planning, structure, and basic writing. Has information on types of essays, presentation writing, business writing, and scholarships.
  • Evaluating Information Sources (UBC) – This guide will help you to evaluate resources you use for research, whether it is an online or print journal article, a website, a book, a newspaper article, or other source that you want to cite.
  • GradeSaver – Excellent essay editing and literature studies resources.
  • Lexico Dictionary (Powered by Oxford) – Oxford English and Spanish dictionary, thesaurus, and Spanish to English translator. Includes tips for learning English as a second language.
  • MediaBias – There’s no such thing as unbiased news. But hidden media bias misleads, manipulates and divides us. AllSides empowers you to understand the role media bias plays in the news and information you consume.
  • Plagiarism – Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) problem that is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skills. Learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.
  • SparkNotes Guides– Summaries and insightful critical analyses of English literature, including Shakespeare, along with guides for history, math, biology, and other subjects.
  • Thesaurus Online, opens a new window – Easily searchable online thesaurus to help spice up your writing.
  • Write a Bibliography – from WikiHow.