RHS Library Catalog
Access to Databases, Ebooks, and Audiobooks
Procon.org - Pro, con and Related Research on Controversial Issues
"ProCon.org is a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues, from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. With more than 12,000 pages of highly curated, referenced content, ProCon.org provides a platform for people to question information, evaluate opposing views, and debate them in a respectful way.
Our innovative, digital education website has become a leading source for unbiased information and civic education for students, educators, legislators, journalists and the general public. In 2015, we had more than 23 million unique users, and we continue to grow. We rank among the top 5 Google search results for hundreds of terms including medical marijuana, Cuba embargo, death penalty, and many other topics."
Grammarly - Automated Proofreader and Plagiarism Checker
Purdue University OWL Writing Lab
"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects."
How to Evaluate Web Resources
"The Internet can be a very helpful tool when writing a paper or article. However, since everyone has access to publishing content on the Internet you need to use it with caution. Use this guide to help you evaluate a site or post before citing it as a source."
Criteria to Evaluate the Credibility of WWW Resources
"Anyone, in theory, can publish on the Web; therefore, it is imperative for users of the Web to develop a critical eye to evaluate the credibility of Internet information. Searching for sources on the WWW involves using a search engine, a directory, or some combination of these two. Because there is so much information on the Web, good and bad, finding what you want is not an exact science and can be time consuming. "
AlphaGalileo Online Database
"AlphaGalileo is designed for science journalists, but anyone with an itch for breaking academic news will enjoy this research-rich site. Readers may browse by region, including Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania, and Extraterrestrial. Next, try trawling the site by Science, Health, Society, Humanities, Arts, Applied Science, and Business for the latest illuminating research in each of these fields."
Open Science World Online Magazine
"Open Science World, a webzine designed to link cutting-edge researchers with the general public, is frequently updated and remarkably diverse. Most posts clock in at a readable few hundred words. Most are dedicated to a particular, newly published research paper. After reading through Monthly Features and Recent Posts, try browsing the site by category. With eleven to choose from, including Academia, Earth, Maths & Physics, History, and Technology, readers of all stripes will find much to ponder on this erudite site."