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Broad general reading to generate ideas

Websites to stretch your brain.  Browse, read, and let your mind wander.


Of course you can use Google, Google Scholar and Google Books, but try these search engines as well.

Thanks to Katie Day at the United World College of South East Asia for generating much of this list.

Databases - Online Resources

Try one of these databases to look for interesting ideas.

Finding Data

In a Google search type in dataset:whatever you're looking for. Example:  dataset:internet use

Sources for data on countries and regions

Destiny Library Catalog

Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series

IB Core Library Lessons - Lesson 1

Lesson 1

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IB Core Library Lessons - Lesson 2

Lesson 2

IB Core Library Lessons - Lesson 3

Lesson 3

IB Core Library Lessons - Lesson 4

Reading a bibliography activity

  • Where is it? (Container)
  • What is it? (Content)
  • Popular vs. Scholarly/Academic
  • Reliability
  • Citation accuracy?

IB Core Library Lessons - Lesson 5

EE Y2 Seminar



Understanding plagiarism

Notecard Template

Effective Notetaking

No matter what note-taking technique you use, these are important guidelines to follow:

  • Develop, modify, then stick to a strategy that works for you.
  • Read for understanding.
  • Paraphrase! (That's how you know you understand.)
  • Be able to trace every single idea in your notes to its source.
  • Write just enough - not so much that it's like reading the original all over again, not so little that you don't know what it means later.
  • Abbreviations, symbols, and diagrams are great, as long as you'll remember what they mean.

EE Course

This free course helps you learn how to manage your EE.

Online Writing Lab - Purdue

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