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COMPOSITION

Handouts:
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: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/22/  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
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/index.html

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

What is MLA Style? (Modern Language Association)
http://www.mla.org/style

Model Papers
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095636_747.pdf

https://style.mla.org/sample-papers/

 

Recommended Video clips on Research Skills:
California State University, Fullerton:
Developing a Topic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbFXk27BPDE&feature=related

Peabody Library:
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeyR30Yq1tA

Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University
Evaluating Web Pages tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nmiJLhB5c&feature=related

Virginia Commonwealth University:
Critically Evaluating Web sites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ig20cOGQYU

 

Shoreline Community College

Narrowing your search terms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9diL8-ZpAk  

 

Statistical sources:

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