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Locating books using BEAVERPAC, the Library online catalog -

Locating periodical articles using EBSCOHost databases 

Conducting academic research 

Narrowing your topic

MLA Powerpoint

EBook Searching

The OWL at Purdue is the top source for MLA citation help: 

CCBC Library's MLA 8 Style Quick Guide

Recommended Web Sites:
What is MLA Style? (Modern Language Association)

Model Papers


Arts and Letters Daily



 Recommended Video clips on Research Skills:

California State University, Fullerton:
Developing a Topic

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals- Vanderbilt's  Peabody Library

Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University
Evaluating Web Pages tutorial

Shoreline Community College
Narrowing your search terms  

Statistical sources:
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Filling the need for trusted information on health issues

 Kim Revay's Writ 101

 Arts and Letters Daily

The Electric Typewriter

  Montaigne Essays– Project Gutenberg

Virginia Woolf – Project Gutenberg 


 Phillip LoPate

 Against Joie de Vivre

Annie Dillard – 

Total Eclipse


 The Chase

 Carlos Fuentes