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The Indiana State Library provides access to Inspire free to anyone that lives in Indiana. Inspire is a collection of databases and research sources. It's easy to access at www.inspire.in.gov.
Within Inspire, there are numerous sources of information, including:
Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-8. It can be found through the homepage of Inspire, or click here.
Student Research Center is a good source of information about all subjects. It has maps, magazine articles, primary sources, country and state reports, and more. It can be found on the homepage of Inspire, or click here.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is an excellent online encyclopedia. Simply type in a topic, and it brings up a whole list of results. It can be accessed through Inspire by selecting the Encyclopedia category, or click here.
It's easy to use Google or another search engine to look for more information. Sadly, not all the websites you find are good ones with worthwhile information. Below are a few things you need to look for in a website to determine if it's a good choice.
A good researcher must always cite his or her sources. There are several ways to do this, including APA and MLA styles. Below are several websites that help you format your citations. You enter the information, and they put everything in the right order!
Citation styles are available for MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.
Citation styles are available for MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago. This website is a little harder to use than BibMe, but still provides excellent citation help.