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How to Cite an Article from a Website
When writing a paper and using sources from the Web, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Learn more about citing an article from a website so proper credit is given.

47 Alternatives to Wikipedia
Wikipedia is perhaps the most popular reference site online, with millions of high quality articles available on virtually any topic. However, there are limits to what Wikipedia can offer. Here are 47 Wikipedia alternatives you can use to find information, research a paper, get quick answers, and much more.

Teach Yourself: Ten Free Education Sites
Don't pay for expensive college classes - check these ten sources of free online learning first.

The History of Online Learning
Most of us take for granted the fact that we can take many college courses online - even earn an entire degree. Learn how this unique technology got started.

The Best Reference Sites
Whether you're looking for the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, researching Roman history, or just having fun learning to find information, you'll get some great help using my list of the best research and reference sites on the Web.

The Best Federal Websites Online
Government web sites offer a huge variety of valuable information to searchers. Here are the top twenty government websites, from the Library of Congress to GPO Access.

Find More Information on the Web
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Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, one of the most comprehensive resources on the Web. Learn more about Jimmy Wales, his background, and how he came up with the idea of Wikipedia.

Ten Comical Quotes About The Internet
We're all on the Web, and now it's making its way into popular culture. About.com lists ten people who have quipped about the Internet and made us laugh (or groan!).

Quotes on the Internet and Web Culture from The IT Crowd
Have you tried turning it off and on again? The IT Crowd is a wildly popular show on the BBC that references geek culture in a big way. Here are a few of the best quotes about the Internet and the Web.

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