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Locating books using BEAVERPAC, the Library online catalog
Locating periodical articles using EBSCOHost databases 

Conducting academic research 

 In April 2016, an 8th edition of MLA was released. For a preview of the changes, check out:  Be sure to check the expectations of your professor on the version required for your current course.

Hand-outs are being adapted for the 8th edition; the following are in accordance with the 7th MLA version. 
CCBC Library's MLA Style 2009 Update (concise)
CCBC Library's MLA Style guide: Electronic resources
CCBC Library's MLA Style guide: Print resources

Recommended Web Sites:
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

What is MLA Style? (Modern Language Association)

Model Papers


Recommended Video clips on Research Skills:
California State University, Fullerton:
Developing a Topic

Peabody Library:
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University
Evaluating Web Pages tutorial

Virginia Commonwealth University:
Critically Evaluating Web sites


Shoreline Community College

Narrowing your search terms  


Statistical sources:

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