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Q and A NJ

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New Jersey State Library Cyberdesk

Research tools, including books in the NJ State Library's collection, New Jersey resources, government information, e-books, online databases, online full-text journals and more.

Hangout - Help with Homework

Study tools and subject sites with homework help for New Jersey students at all grade levels.

Homework Help

This excellent and comprehensive site was developed by HealthyNJ, a website on health and sickness from UMDNJ. This list has everything from-interactive Q&A sites, public library homework help sites, the Discovery Channel site, and topical sites, covering everything from history to science. A great place to start, in your quest for homework help!

The World's Best Homework and Student, Teacher/Parent Web Resource

This excellent site from Kid Info provides resources in popular subjects. There's lots of good links to American history-particularly the Revolutionary War and Colonial Times. Other subjects include computers, geography, geology, health and much, much more.

Guides to Writing a Term Paper & Designing a Research Project

Raygor, Alton L. Procedure for Writing a Term Paper

A very useful and practical step-by-step guide to researching and writing a term paper.

How to Write a Term Paper

A thorough and readable guide to researching and writing a term paper from choosing a topic, through citing research sources and revising the draft paper.

Term Paper Research: Getting Started

Excellent and practical advise on selecting a good topic and on finding and selecting appropriate research resources. Applicable to students from junior high school through college.

How to Write Term Papers from McGraw-Hill/Dushkin Online

A comprehensive and readable guide for researching, writing and presenting a finished term paper.

Term Paper Guidelines - Simanek, Donald.

An excellent and unusual approach toward term paper writing and research that focuses on the student's ultimate goal to say something new about the selected topic. The author also stresses a readable style that will make the point clearly without awkwardness or pretension.

So You Have to Do a Research Project? Don't Hit the Panic Button. This Page is Here to Help!

A clearly written and useful guide that also links to software and activity pages available on the web, to help students from elementary through high school to develop and present a research project.

Style Guides

A comprehensive listing of guides for citing primary and secondary sources, from the Sussex County Library System in New Jersey.

English as a Second Language

Dave's ESL Café

"The Internet's meeting place for ESL- EFL Teachers and Students From Around the World."
The student section of this site includes a help center, help with pronunciation and idioms and student forums where ESL/EFL students can communicate with, and help, each other.

Citing a section of the NJDH Website
  1. Author (if known) Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial.
  2. Title (in quotes).
  3. Title of site (in italics or underlined).
  4. Publication information City, State: Publisher, date of copyright/publication, last updated month, day, year.
  5. Sponsoring Institution or Organization.
  6. Electronic address or URL.
  7. Accessed month, day, year.


Brennan, John. "The Jersey Shore: More than Just Words" New Jersey Digital Highway. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Libraries, c2003-2006, last updated September 7, 2006. NJDH Steering Committee. http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/jersey_shore_stud.php (accessed September 15, 2006)

Citing a Photograph in NJDH
  1. Photographer (if known) Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial.
  2. Photograph title (in quotes).
  3. Format. Photograph.
  4. If published, Publisher city: Publishing Company, copyright date (include c (circa) If no date, use n.d.
  5. From Collection Owner name, Collection name in italics (with dates, if available).
  6. Medium required to access resource (if needed).
  7. URL or digital address.
  8. Accessed month, day, year in parentheses.


Rosskam, Edwin. "Roosevelt Market." Photograph. Washington, D.C.: Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, Library of Congress Print and Photographs Division c1968. From Special Collections and University Archives, Borough of Roosevelt Collection. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.3/Roosevelt.photograph.20 (accessed September 15, 2006)

"Picture of Dorothea's House." Photograph. c1948. From New Jersey Historical Society. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.3/NJHS.Photograph.800 (accessed September 15, 2006)

"Old Newark Theater." Photograph. c1920. From Newark Public Library, Remembering Newark's Greeks: An American Odyssey. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.3/NPLRNG.Photograph.3223 (accessed September 15, 2006)

Citing a Manuscript or Text in NJDH
  1. Author (if known) Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial.
  2. Title of document (in italics).
  3. Format (Letter, Manuscript, Document, Pamphlet...).
  4. Publisher City: Publisher, copyright date (if available).
  5. From Collection Owner name, Collection name in italics (with dates, if available).
  6. Medium required to access resource (if needed).
  7. URL or digital address.
  8. Accessed month, day, year in parentheses.


Jersey Homesteads Protective Association. Preamble Written by Jersey Homestead Settlers. Manuscript. ca. 1936. from Special Collections and University Archives, Borough of Roosevelt Collection. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.3/Roosevelt.Article.776 (accessed September 15, 2006)

Chaudhary, Ved. New Jersey Multi-Ethnic Oral History Project Interview with Mr. Ved Chaudhary, Indian-American. Transcript. c2002. From: New Jersey Division of Archives & Records Management, Multi-Ethnic Oral History Project. http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.3/szhis004.Article.1138 (accessed September 15, 2006)

More Guidance in Citing Resources

For guidance in citing resources, such as maps, books, etc., not currently provided on this page, please visit the following sources:

Library of Congress. The Learning Page. How to Cite Resources http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/cite/index.html

Provides guidelines on following standard style formats (MLA, Chicago, etc) for different kinds of resources.

New Jersey State Library. Citation Style Sheets. http://www.njstatelib.org/Research_Guides/Web_Guides/Citation.php

The New Jersey State Library maintains a page of links to citation style guides.

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