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Each of the websites below provide an excellent process for helping students determine if a website is suitable for academic use.
Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code. We're determined to succeed in realizing our mission to turn a world of tech consumers into one of empowered builders.
Free academic open access books, journals, and research papers relating to science, such as biological sciences, earth sciences, computer and information science, and electrical and electronic engineering.
In accordance with ISO/IEC JTC 1 and the ISO and IEC Councils these International Standards are publicly available.
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Advancing the state-of-the-art in IT in such applications as cyber security and biometrics, NIST accelerates the development and deployment of systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure; advances measurement science through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; and conducts research to develop the measurements and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications.
Offers depth and breadth of breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries in a user-friendly format – all freely accessible with no subscription fees. With over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos.
Web Accessibility Initiative
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web.
Go Beyond Wikipedia
Encyclopedias are a source you can use to get an overview of an unfamiliar subject.
General encyclopedias cover a wide range of knowledge at a very basic level. While they are quite useful for basic fact checking, they are very limited in their depth and usefulness for academic level research.
Subject encyclopedias, on the other hand, provide in-depth, scholarly coverage of a single subject area or discipline. The articles in subject encyclopedias are produced by scholars in the field and usually provide an in-depth bibliography.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL is a database of scholarly multidisciplinary encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. A multitude of topic areas are covered, including: business, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, philosophy, religion, social science, and technology
Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.