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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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APA CiteMaker

CiteMaker is an automated citation generator that we have subscribed to, and thoroughly recommend for Saint Stephen's College students.

To register, use your (or email address. Your password will then be sent to you by email and you can change this once you have logged in.

If using Chrome as your browser, CiteMaker has a great little extension called CiteWeb, allowing you to add a citation to your bibliography without leaving the web page. Add the CiteWeb extension by clicking on the Add CiteWeb button located at the bottom left-hand column of the page.


Global Terrorism Database

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2016 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on both domestic and international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 170,000 cases.


Library Webs

Websites selected by teachers and librarians to save you time.


Research Tips

If Google is your first port of call, try using the Advanced Search function. 

  • In the "site or domain" field, try your search within .gov or .edu sites
  • Using the "exact word or phrase" field will narrow your results considerably, but be careful to only search for a commonly used phrase (not an entire question).

Try some alternative search engines:

When you are trying different search terms, think about the words you would expect you wouyld expect to see in your results.  Conduct a search using these words.

Try searching for articles and information using the country domain extension.  For example, if you are searching for information on the significance of the Taliban in Afganistan, enter .af in the domain field in an advanced search.  For a list of country domain extensions, check here.

This Chrome Extension enables you to discover webpages similar to the page you're currently browsing.

When you click the Similar Pages button, your browser will send a search query to Google to see if there are any similar pages for the page you are viewing.


Bio Terrorism

Conduct an Advanced Search using bio-terrorism as a phrase.

Try searching in the .gov and .edu domains

Think about the sites that would likely contain the information you expect to see in your results, and search within these specific sites.


Credo Reference

You will find general information on the following Topic Pages:


9/11 Terrorist Attacks


Islamic State


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