I have read a list of different tools for students. It contains a category Web research and a number of other categories.
- Library of Congress – Thought to be the largest online library in the world, the Library of Congress is a great place to find historical documents, maps, photos, and more.
- Encyclopedia.com – This site offers access to 49 encyclopedias and 73 dictionaries and thesauruses. All of the resources on Encylopedia.com are accurate and verifiable.
- RefDesk – This award-winning online fact checker can be used to explore newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and other reference materials. RefDesk also offers 260 search engines, demographic information, and a homework helper for college students.
- Google Scholar – This Google search engine makes it easy to search for scholarly literature, including books, articles, peer-reviewed papers, and abstracts.
- The New York Times – If you’re looking for older news stories, The New York Times website offers an excellent database. You can search for articles dating from 1851 to present day.”