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Gone are the days of being stuck in the library to do endless amounts of research for papers and essays. Now almost all of the research that is done by students is done online using the internet.
When the internet first started to become popular it was known for many things but research capabilities was not at the top of the list. And for good reason, people could post whatever they wanted and it did not matter about the facts of the postings. While that still goes on today, there are many reliable sites that offer factual information that is appropriate for research papers and essays.
Some of the most popular and helpful sites are sites that are usually linked on school websites and are linked to libraries. These sites post research articles that are peer reviewed and are free from plagiarism and can be used with complete assurance that the articles are factual. The most common sites are sites like EBSCO and Nexis-Lexis.
If your child needs help with their homework and is looking for a site that offers some insight into a book that they are reading then it would be wise to check out sites like sparknotes.com/. Sparknotes is a great site that gives information about various novels, plays, and poems. The site will detail what the literature is about, highlight the main character, give plot summeries, and give possible essay suggestions. This site is very helpful when your child is struggling to understand the meaning of a particular novel or poem. While the site will not get your child out of reading the book, it is a great tool.