Research Help


Online Ready Reference Sources
Answer basic questions about your topic using these online resources.

Library Catalogs
Find books and other library materials using these catalogs, especially UVA-Wise's WebCat.

Departmental Resource Guides
Extensive lists of online and print resources, by course subject area.

Government and Local Resources
Find federal, state, and local government information using these resources.

Online Newspapers
Includes regional, national, and international titles.

Search Engines and Web Guides
Recommended online resources offering broad coverage of topics.


Evaluating Sources
Guidelines for determining whether your sources are reliable, scholarly resources appropriate for a college-level research paper or project.

Citing Electronic Sources
How to prepare a bibliography (or, works cited) page. Also, see the "Online!" website for more information on how to cite electronic resources in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles.

Copyright and Plagiarism Information
What you need to know about using material by other authors in your paper.