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Wide ranging credible scholarship on many topics. Literature, short stories, poetry, science and social sciences are well covered. This is a great database to begin research. It is a sound academic replacement for Wikipedia.
Documenting your research: Avoid plagiarism!
Always cite the sources you use, even if you "paraphrase" (put it into your own words.)
If you copy+paste the citation provided in the database's "Citation Tool", check the rules and CORRECT any mistakes.
An indispensable online resource covering the fundamentals of quality writing, from the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research. Also provides a wealth of vocabulary-building reference dictionaries.