Oliver Ames High School Library Media Center




MLA Formatting
Purdue OWL An excellent source of information about all aspects of MLA (Modern Language Association) Formatting
Electronic Citation Makers
Son of Citation Interactive tool to help create reference citations for research papers.
EasyBib Automatic bibliography and citation maker.
Writing Tools
Turnitin.com Academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity
Thesis Exercises Website that provides samples of both strong and weak thesis statements. Exercises are included to assist students in learning how to create a thesis statement. 
With the Thesis
This website allows students to evaluate other students thesis statements.
Thesis Builder Online tools are provided in this website to assist students in creating thesis statements and outlines. 
Thesis Generator This website allows students the opportunity to create a thesis statement using an online tool.
College Information
School Grants Blog This site helps you with School Grants, Loans, Financial Aid, Scholarships and other educational needs.

IES National Center for Education Statistics
From the U.S. Department of Education, compare and review schools by major and programs, institution type, level of award, location, etc.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(you will need the log-in information to
access the databases from home)
Gale Databases A group of searchable databases including Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Expanded Academic ASAP (scholarly and academic articles), General Business File (articles related to business and economy), Biography Resource Center, and more.
EBSCO Databases A group of searchable databases including the Literary Reference Center and Magill On Literature.
Noodletools Free software tools to help students throughout the research process, including citation generators. Check with the library for the user name and password.
Maxwell at BSU Bibliographic Style Guides from the Clement C. Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State College.
Links to a variety of style guides with examples.
MLA Format for Websites Citing a website within a research paper.
USA.gov The official web portal of the US Government
Smithsonian Institute The official site of the Smithsonian Institute
American Memory From the Library of Congress, a site providing free, open access to digital files of historic maps, photographs, music, speeches, etc.
Internet Public Library From the University of Michigan School of Information, a virtual library containing thousands of links organized by subject.
Ames Free Library Easton's public library, featuring online access to magazine and reference databases. Request materials, renew books, and access the databases using your library card number.
Boston Public Library

Boston's world class public library. "In addition to its 6.1 million books, the library boasts over 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts, a wealth of maps, musical scores and prints...Over 2.2 million patrons visit the BPL each year..." (Source: http://www.bpl.org)

New York Public Library The digital library includes online exhibits, more than 550,000 digital images, and selected internet resources organized by subject.
Local Newspapers
Boston Globe Brockton Enterprise
Boston Herald Easton Journal
National Papers
New York Times Washington Post
Chicago Tribune Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal Denver Post
USA Today Christian Science Monitor
International Papers
London Times Manchester Guardian (England)
International Herald Tribune (France in English) Le Monde (France in French)
News Agencies
Reuters United Press International
Google News AP News Wire from Newsday
News Magazines
Time US News and World Report
Newsweek Life
Public Radio and Television