Research. Research. Research.

Newport Beach Public Library

If you don’t have a Newport Beach Public Library Card yet, you will need to sign up for one first. Once you have signed up and are given your library number. Write it down. Somewhere safe. Now, you can log in anytime. Once you have signed up for your Library Card, then you can move into Articles and Databases from there. Look into Magazines and Newspapers. The search engines that will open will work just like Google and Yahoo. All public libraries work the same… so, if you have a library card to a major public library, you can use their database system.

Delicious

We have talked about this before. It is a great piling of all sorts of stuff.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is just like Google, but it filters out all of the “unwanted” junk. It will help focus your articles and really tie together some lose ends. Google Scholar will also help narrow your topic to all academic sources and websites.

Alltheweb

Alltheweb is a search engine put out by Yahoo. It doesn’t help narrow the topics, but it does search… all the web. Imagine that.

Virtual Salt

And, for the rest of the rest. Virtual Salt is a great web site that has a ton of search engines listed. They are not all for our types of topics. But, if you read the descriptions, you can find more than what you need.

 

Go Ahead. Quote Me.

If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre pg. 61
English novelist (1816 - 1855)

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Don Delillo
American Novelist (1926)

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
G.K Chesteron
Literary Critic (1874-1936)

I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.
Alexandre Dumas
Author (1802-1870)

There is a light at the end of every tunnel, just pray it's not a locomotive.
Tamil Proverb

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Ray Bradbury
American Sci-Fi Novelist (1920-2012)

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