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ENG 21011 College Writing II (Powers): Websites

Good Websites

View this video for simple information to show how you can find web information that is appropriate for University research.


Need a review of basic grammar rules? These sites will help build your knowledge of grammar.

Grammar Book

Grammar Girl

Chomp Chomp (Interactive grammar reviews)

Grammar Gold (very basic grammar rules)

Qualified Web Sites

10 Steps to Writing an Essay - Learning how to write an essay can be a maddening, exasperating process, but it doesn't have to be. If you know the steps and understand what to do, writing can be easy and even fun.

Annual Review of Psychology Online -Political Ideology: It's Structure, Function and Elective Affinities- recent theory and research concerning the structure, contents, and functions of ideological belief systems article by New York University and the University of Minnesota faculty.

Government Information available via the web  (Sites with a URL of .gov are always credible resources and effective in determining policy facts)

Federal Depository Library Guide- Kent Tuscarwas Library Guide for Federal Depository information. Government legislation, laws, bills, statistics, budgets, Presidential information, economic reports, and more at the federal and local level.

American Fact Finder- Census data 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevetion- heath information and statistics for students, public health practitioners, and health care providers. Statistics from over a 100 federal departments and agencies

Congressional Research Service- The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

Fact checking sites (The following sites provide sources. Always double check to make sure that the sources used are credible)

Tampa Bay Times- - is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington. -We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.


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