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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by ions, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. ions

    ions New Member

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    Book and Reader is not an answering service nor a place to find someone to do your homework for you but that doesn't mean you can't find information for your homework here.

    Use the search page using the terms you're looking for. Here's an example search looking for Lord of the Flies. Go through a few results there and you'll find lots of info on Golding's novel.

    There are other places to find information and get help with homework:

    Sparknotes has piles of books with comprehensive write ups on plotlines, characters, themes, settings etc. Not only do they have information on literature but they can provide help with other subjects like the sciences and social sciences. For example here is the link to the Lord of the Flies page on Sparknotes.

    Wikipedia also has piles of information! It's a giant online encyclopedia with something on just about everyone and everything. It's easy to use and full of good info. Lord of the Flies page on Wikipedia.

    GOOGLE Don't forget Google! Here are the Google search results for Lord of the Flies. I am sure that there's some good stuff there.

    Bibliomania is another site that concentrates on books alone. They have study guides and piles of reference material.

    CliffsNotes - study guides

    Google books

    Gradesaver - study guides

    JSTOR - academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources

    LitWeb is a Literature specific site that has information on books and authors often taught in school.

    PinkMonkey - Another good site for book notes.

    The European Library is an Internet service that offers access to the resources of 47 European national libraries.

    The Literature Network - another place that concentrates on Literature only.

    There are more resources that others can add in reply to this post but these are a great place to start your search. If you've looked through these sites and have competent questions to ask or parts of a book you want to discuss feel free to ask here on Book and Reader.

    Remember to search and read before asking.
     
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    Great list of resources, ions!

    My message to students: if you've read the book or at least a good chunk of the book and have a question, I think people here can help you. If you haven't read the book in question, tough luck. Give yourself more time to read it next time.
     
  3. Kookamoor

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    Great post, ions. This is the sort of information that students need, and hopefully will reduce the number who do not understand that members of this forum are opposed to the concept of doing their homework for them. I do enjoy discussing books with students but I'm always very cautious of how much to tell them in case I'm doing their work for them.
     
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    Another good site for book notes is www.pinkmonkey.com

    What kind of popcorn are we eating? I like kettlecorn :D
     
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    Thank you for pointing that out! I have had students use forums to get answers for their homework. I even had one who wasn't a member of a forum use the posts of the forum to complete an assignment (she did a poor job, obviously, since it did not comply with the directions). It's frustrating to continue doing searches to see where students have gotten their information.
     
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    don't forget TheEuropeanLibrary.org !!! This site gives free access to the combined resources of Europe's national libraries. It not only tells you if your item has been digitised somewhere in Europe, but it also leads you to RELIABLE search results
     
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    Thanks :)

    Thank you for all the people who offering these great resources!!

    By a student who always has a question in her mind
     
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    Thanks for the links...I am a student and I'm going to start studying English language and literature next year so I'll have to do lots and lots of reading and researching.
     
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    Google also has a book service that allows you to search and view lots of books online: books.google.com.
     
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    If anyone has trouble with citing sources given the alphabet soup of varieties out there, be sure to take a look at Refworks. You can get an account that is paid for through a university or library. You punch in the info and it will automatically make you a perfect page of references-MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.
     
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    Jstor.org is a very good reference tool if you're looking for published articles rather than a book. . . only really of use to university students, but just throwing it out there. . .
     
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    However as a teacher...
    In the age of high tech, we can throw in a sentence or two of your paper and locate plagiarism.
    If you go to something like Wilkipedia make sure to double check with another two sources or so, the information might not be quite accurate.
    And finally low tech...when we were in school we read the same Cliff and Spark Notes and can recite passages from memory...please try to exercise some creativity, better for you too!
     
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    Thanks for that list, it has helped me so much in my studies :)
     

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