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Check this page for links to websites and online resources that will be valuable to your research and your life!!
The Poetry Foundation is the successor to the Modern Poetry Association (previous publisher of Poetry magazine), which was founded in 1941. The magazine, itself, was started in 1912 by Harriet Monroe. Monroe was its first publisher, and an art critic for the Chicago Tribune. Today, the Poetry Foundation is one of the largest literary foundations in the world.
One of the most useful tools, when it comes to formatting your works cited entries, is EasyBib. This website takes the information from your sources and quickly turns them into citation ready for your bibliography.
The Instructional Media Center (or IMC) here at Normal West is a phenomenal resource for research databases, citation tools, and general information about research and information. We will be utilizing this resource regularly in our classes, so get familiar with it!
Project Censored is an organization that helps defend citizens' first amendment rights and to keep books in the hands of people who want to read them. It is housed at Sonoma State University in California.
The American Library Association is one of the best sources for literacy promotion, free speech and support for reading in general. Check out their vast resources over censorship and the freedom to read.
The New York Times is one of the most significant sources of journalism in the United States and abroad. The site is updated daily and you keep yourself informed on some of the most important issues of the day. Also, be sure to check out "Times Topics" where you can find archives of news articles on a vast array of subjects.
Human Rights Watch tries to protect the rights of groups and individuals who are the victims of authoritarianism. You can find information about North Korea, Saudi Arabia and even injustices happening here in the United States. A great resource to stay informed about the world and important issues of social justice.
The Academy of American Poets is a phenomenal resources for all things American Poetry. Here you will find archives of many important poems by American poets, as well as in-depth articles about styles of poetry, cultural movements and significant writers.
The OWL (or Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University is one of the best resources to help you through MLA citation or formatting practices. It is also helpful for learning about other valuable topics such as grammar, paraphrasing, and research. Keep this one bookmarked!