Robin Mizell: Treated & Released

You’ll sometimes find it necessary and worthwhile to pay for documents required in your research. The following information isn’t meant to discourage that practice. Rather, it’s offered to help you locate free online resources to bolster your writing and to fascinate and inspire you.

Directory of Open Access Journals links to free, full-text articles in more than 3,000 scientific and scholarly journals, approximately one-third of which are searchable.

The Library of Congress furnishes reference tools for researchers and makes certain digital collections, such as its exhibitions, available on the Web. Its American Memory collections include, for example, scanned images of the Walt Whitman Notebooks, which were recovered in 1995, more than half a century after vanishing from the library.

Virtual Reference Shelf, a directory of external links for researchers, writers, and students, is another service provided by the Library of Congress.

Internet Public Library (IPL) currently…

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