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Web Research Resources

The World Wide Web has changed the process of research immensely. Good online research for classes will involve more than simple search engine searching. Only a small portion of all available electronic information is actually indexed by search engines.

We have found the following links to free sites to be helpful for our students’ research:

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services

Search for an item in libraries near you:

     Ohio Web Library     (How to Use OWL)

     The Internet Public Library

     The Bible Gateway

Various Mennonites sites

     Conservative Mennonite Conference

     Bible Views

     RBC is a sponsor of the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Various E-text sites:

     Project Gutenberg

     VIRGO

     The Christian Classics Ethereal Library

For help researching and writing papers at RBC, click here.

Paper Writing Resources

The resources collected here have been created especially for students at RBC who want to meet or exceed the minimum standards for one of the basic tasks of academic study—doing quality research and writing about it. Students can choose to get all the information in a single file, or work with each of the dozen component files in PDF or original formats linked in the table below.

PDF Format Originating Format
Writing Research Papers at RBC MS Word
The Research Process PowerPoint
Web Research PowerPoint
Academic Writing MS Word
Evaluating Web Sites MS Word
A Thesis Statement MS Word
Research Paper Format MS Word
Parenthetical Documentation MS Word
MLA Works Cited Page, Print Publications MS Word
MLA Works Cited Page, Print Publications (nonperiodicals) MS Word
MLA Works Cited Page, Web Publications MS Word
MLA Works Cited Page, Periodical Print Publications MS Word
All Files Combined

Additional resources:

Research Practice Form (Requires MS Word 2010)

Research Advice (for print sources)

Research Advice Powerpoint

Dewey Decimal Handout

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