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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
General Reference Sources
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, Quotes, and other English language learning resources.
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, word games, video, and other English language learning resources.
Provides a free online visual dictionary, which overs 20,000 terms with contextual definitions and 6,000 full-color images.
Comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages including French, German, Spanish and Italian, the site will expand to include many other languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Polish.
Covers more than 4000 points of word meaning, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style.
Provides free online lessons to both young and adult English learners.
The complete Encyclopedia Britannica and more: "Our guide to the Web's best sites includes more than 125,000 sites, and you can also search the text of more than 100 million Web pages to find more information."
Covers grammars, idioms, pronunciations, slangs, and other English language learning resources.
Provides a list of library terms in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, and Spanish, and a list of definitions of library terms in English.
Covers grammars, writings, practices, and plagiarism for ESL learners. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/) is a useful resource for writers at all levels.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).