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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:
MLA Formatting and Style Guide

What is MLA Style? (Modern Language Association)

Model Papers


Arts and Letters Daily


The Electric Typewriter

Montaigne Essays– Project Gutenberg

Virginia Woolf – Project Gutenberg

 Joan Didion essays including Goodbye to All That

 Phillip LoPate

Against Joie de Vivre

 Annie Dillard

Total Eclipse

The Chase

Carlos Fuentes


 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. Keiser Family Foundation: Filling the need for trusted information on health issues