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Citation Format Help

Help with MLA 8th Edition

Modern Language Association web site:

MLA Style Center Quick Guide

Ask the MLA: Frequently Asked Questions

What's New in the Eighth Edition

Formatting a Research Paper

Sample Research Papers

College Websites:

Chico College - Meriam Library - Citing Sources the 9 elements of an MLA citation, with explanations

Concordia University MLA Style Guide  clear explanations with links to how to cite various types of sources

Purdue OWL MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format  link from this page to other resources, thorough explanations

Useful handouts:

MLA Practice Template pdf new template using "containers"

Spartanburg Community College Library MLA 8th Edition - Works Cited (pdf) format with examples for each type of citation

An Introduction to MLA 8th Edition pdf (Delta College, Hannah Abramson) explanation of "containers"

What's New in MLA Style? (Canisus Library, Bedford/St Martin's) changes in the details of MLA style

 

Research Databases

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See links to individual Ebsco databases below.

 

SIRS Student Researcher

Issues, Government & Humanities databases

Intro to SIRS interactive short video

SALEM PRESS

Literature, History, Careers & Business 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Novels for Students , Literature and Its Times, Shakespeare for Students,

Elizabethan World , Renaissance and Reformation,

Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Great Depression, World Religions

Tip: look up your novel in the Gale Literary Index

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Author biography,Literary criticism

Movements & eras,Full length films & clips

 

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Classroom Video

 

 

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Access all e-books through the library catalog with same user name and password!

Other reliable sources:

Calisphere

Library of Congress Memory Collection

PRO/CON Organization

Riverside County Libraries Databases (use your public library card to access)

need help? call Grace Mellman Library 951-296-3893

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 same user name & password as EBSCO HOST

 

 

 

DELANEY e-books for English Language Learners

 
 

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Several reading levels, and a Spanish language encyclopedia.

 

Database Tips

PICK UP THE PASSWORDS BOOKMARK IN THE CHS LIBRARY.

BLOOM'S LITERARY REFERENCE is an extensive virtual library of great writer's lives and works, with author biographies, literary criticism, overviews & synopses, topics and themes, timelines, characters, and an image and video library.

EBSCO has periodicals -- magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. It also has reference, biography, primary sources, and government documents. Create a folder to collect your resources as your research.

Literary Reference Center is an EBSCO resource (same user name and password); browse by author or works for best results.

History Reference Center is an EBSCO resource (same user name and password); organized chronologically by eras.

Points of View has current articles from different perspectives on controversial social issues, with a summary of the issue by the editors.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY e-book reference such as Novels for Students, Literature and Its Times, Decades and more.

SALEM History gives access to some of our decades reference works (1920-s thru 2000s), fully searchable.

SALEM Literature has the full content of Magill's Literary reference base, fully searchable.

SALEM Psychology is an up-to-date online psychology reference resource.

HW Wilson Reference Desk (inside of Salem) surveys very current topics, including the annual debate issue.

SIRS has editorially selected resources for student research. Over 300 web pages on controversial topics, linking to pro and con articles.

SIRS Government database gives you access to government documents, Supreme Court rulings, Military topics, and government programs such as NASA.

SIRS Renaissance is a humanities database with current articles on art, drama, music, theater and more.

World Book Online Encyclopedias : Advanced (high school, College), Student (easier reading), Spanish language (Hallazagos).

Classroom Streaming Video is a resource for CHS teachers and students (same password as Bloom's), search by subject area, title, or source. Also contains Careers and Technical Education videos.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism: How to Recognize & Avoid It  (from University of Indiana)

How to Avoid Plagiarism (from University of Wisconsin)