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Combat Fake News - Learn to avoid misinformation when researching.  The tools here will show you how to quickly and responsibly verify information before you use it in your paper or share it via social media.  There are also tools to help you create fake news and understand how fake news, bias, and outright lies affect society.    

Daily Writing Tips - This site has an abundance of help sheets and information pages on all things writing. The rise of the information age – with the proliferation of e-mails, blogs and social networks – makes the ability to write clear, correct English more important than ever. Daily Writing Tips is about that and provides information on grammar, expressions, vocabulary, punctuation, and all types of writing.

The Purdue OWL - OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. It includes materials on evaluating research sources and how to write for specific puposes. Need a specific citation method? OWL has awesome help on MLA, APA, and Chicago.

EasyBib - EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

Citation Machine - Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips - Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Whether English is your first language or second language, Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.

Grammar Book - is your site for helpful rules, real-world examples, and FUN quizzes.

Copyright and Creativity - Excellent resource for teaching copyright and fair use.  These materials aim to provide accessible and practical information about copyright in the US – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the goal here is to offer useful and positive information about what copyright allows and how students can successfully navigate and rely on copyright in their own roles as creators.