What is a Thesis Statement?

When you receive a writing assignment, your first step in completing it might seem obvious, but is difficult to do: come up with an original idea or main point for your paper. No matter what type of paper you are writing (persuasive, expository, research, etc.), you need to have a central message. The arguments or […]

What is the Invisible Web?

When you research a topic using a search engine, such as Google, millions of search results typically appear. Did you know that’s only a small fraction of the information that is available on the Internet? The Invisible Web is a large area of the Internet that contains information that doesn’t show up in search engine […]

Who Was Kate L. Turabian?

There are so many different citation styles to choose from when writing a research paper. MLA format, APA format, Harvard referencing, and many others. But did you know that one is named after a famous educator born over 100 years ago? Turabian style is named for Kate L. Turabian, an American educator and writer. So […]

Citation Styles You’ve Never Heard Of

MLA format, APA format, Harvard referencing. These are the first things that come to mind when you hear the term “citation styles.” But did you know that over 8,000 other citation styles exist, and that you can find most of them on Cite This For Me? It’s all because of CSL, or the Citation Style Language, […]

The Beauty of Outlines

Sally Baggett is a college instructor, writing tutor, proofreader, and writer. Writing is her life. She holds a master’s in literature, teaching basic writing at the college level and tutoring in writing at all levels. She also is a literature instructor, inspiring students to love what they read so that writing about it is more fun. She […]

3 Writing Courses (From Top Schools!) You Won’t Believe Are Free

It sounds too good to be true, but you can improve your writing skills with resources from some of the top colleges and universities in the world—and without a fee! It is now possible thanks to Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs. MOOCs are free online classes that are available to the general […]

Why not Wikipedia?

“Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.” — Michael Scott from The Office Schur, Michael. “The Negotiation.” The Office (U.S.), NBC, 5 Apr. 2007. Wikipedia.org is an open-sourced, free online encyclopedia. It contains information […]

Cite This For Me Wins AASL’s Award for “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2017”

  The American Library Association just wrapped up their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. One of the most anticipated moments was the announcement of the “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning,” presented by The American Association of School Libraries. We are proud to announce that Cite This For Me was chosen as one of the […]

How to Start a Dissertation? New Answers to Old Problems

  Author’s bio: Karen Dikson is a writer and college instructor from New Jersey. Her works have been published on several education and marketing resources. She finds her inspiration in helping her students succeed. Connect with Karen via Twitter.     This article doesn’t give technical guidelines for starting your dissertation. You will not find […]

What is a database?

If you’ve never written a research paper, finding scholarly articles might seem daunting. Luckily, there are library research databases—electronic collections of information that are typically online—to help speed up the sometimes tedious process of finding good, trustworthy sources. In these databases, you can search key terms and build a list of sources to use in […]