Useful Links


Search engines


Internet search advice
Google Guide: Three guides for searching with Google.
Finding information on the Internet (Stanford University, USA): A long list of search engines with links to help and tutorials.
Searching the World Wide Web (OWL, Purdue University, USA): Tips on how to find information on the Internet.

News broadcasters

Communication Studies
Online Communication Studies Resources (OCSR) (University of Iowa): An index of online tools and resources for the study of communication.
OCSR: Interpersonal and Small Group Communication (University of Iowa): Online resources for nonverbal communication and body language.
Communication Skills (Vocational Information Center): Career and technical education web resources.

APA style guides
APA Reference/Citation Machine "Enter resource information on a web form to generate standard...APA-style citations."
APA Style official webpage. Quick answers for references and formatting.
American Psychological Association (APA) Style Workshop (OWL, Purdue University, USA): "This web text will cover important aspects of using American Psychological Association (APA) style to write and format papers." 
APA Style: The Social Sciences (, USA): This page briefly explains the APA style of documenting sources.
American Psychology Association (APA) Format (University of Minnesota, USA): "This crib sheet is a guide to the APA style." Download the PDF file. 
APA Style Guide (PDF file, McGill University) "This brief guide deals exclusively with the sections in the Manual on the treatment of sources: quotations, citations within the text and preparing the reference list of a research paper. Examples have been selected to illustrate the most common types of citations that students will encounter."

Writing research papers
Advice on academic writing (University of Toronto, Canada): "These files answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments....[Y]ou will also find links to good advice from writing instructors at other institutions.
Handouts and Materials for Students and Teachers (OWL, Purdue University, USA): "We offer a number of handouts for students and teachers."
Australian Catholic University Academic Referencing site: Support for writing research papers.