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Jetsgo
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Good Sources For Research

Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:31 am

Hey there everyone. I am writing a paper on the Federal Highway Act of 1956 and have a few questions for you guys. Do you know of any good internet websites or software programs that offer a good amount of detailed information on some rather remote topics? I have done the basics like typing "Federal Highway Act" into various search engines, along with Wikipedia, but I am looking to go even more in depth. I plan to go to the library tomorrow, but was wondering if anyone has any recommendations? Thanks in advance everyone!


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RE: Good Sources For Research

Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:58 am

Have you check something like History of the Interstate Highway System or President Eisenhower and the highway system ? I can tell you Arizona was the last state to join in.

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RE: Good Sources For Research

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:11 am

Quoting JetsGo (Thread starter):
along with Wikipedia

Don't use Wikipedia unless you're absolutely certain that your university will allow it as a trusted source. My university won't allow us to use Wikipedia at all!!

I'd try going to government sites..can't think of any offhand, but I did a paper on the FAA not that long ago (we got to choose our government agency) and I used faa.gov as a resource. There must be a website for the DoT somewhere. Try dot.gov or something or the Library of Congress website.
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RE: Good Sources For Research

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 2):
Don't use Wikipedia unless you're absolutely certain that your university will allow it as a trusted source. My university won't allow us to use Wikipedia at all!!

Yeah don't use Wikipedia. But sometimes those articles have sources listed in them, and you could go there.
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RE: Good Sources For Research

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:39 am

Use a9.com to search full text books on Amazon. You can't read the entire books, but you can see the most relevant pages, and that can sometimes be very helpful.
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