Useful Sites for Research

We all need somewhere acceptable to start our research papers. If you know of any other helpful links, please e-mail us at The following links will give you a way to get started writing your paper:

Encyclopedia Britannica – Good start to understand what you’re writing about.

Internet Public Library
– Links to over 1600 critical and biographical sites about literary authors, and a searchable list of over 1,100 associations on the web as well as 7,700 books available on the web.

- Database with over a thousand academic articles, and over one million images, letters, and other primary sources.

NYPL Digital Gallery
– over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources in the collection of New York Public Library, including historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, and photographs.

Olson Library
– Excellent place to look up books in the NMU Library catalog or online databases. You can also order books from other universities using MelCat.

Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
-  Includes four chapters from the book.