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Resources Recommended by Ms. Davis
Having trouble finding where these titles are in the library? Just ask Ms. Davis or Ms. Miller!
George Orwell's 1984 edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Call number: 823.9 ORW
George Orwell edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Call number: 823.9 ORW
- You will NOT be allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for this paper.
- Why can't you use Wikipedia as a source for this paper? Check out these sources for a bit more information:
- Remember: Wikipedia is just "wikiality" - reality as decided by majority rule. Do you trust classmates/younger siblings/random people to be experts?
Resources to Use - Databases
Here are a few helpful databases to use when researching for your presentation:
Hint: For World Religions Online, World Geography and Culture Online, and Britannica, the username and password are the six-letter abbreviation for the school. For Global Issues in Context, the password is the five-digit address of the school (look it up on the GC homepage if you don't know it!).
- Don't forget helpful features such as Advanced Search, Filters, Limit, and Sort by.
- Instead of looking through the physical copy of The Encyclopedia of Religion, go to Gale's Virtual Reference Library to search our e-copy!
Resources to Use - Literature Databases
For JSTOR, the user ID is GCStudent1 and the password is the six-letter abbreviation for the school - do NOT use caps.
For Facts on File - Bloom's Literary Reference Online, the password and user ID are the same (use the six-letter abbreviation for the school).
For Gale's Literature Resource Center, the number required is Good Counsel's street number on Old Vic Blvd.
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Database - Search Hints
Try these tricks!
- Root of a word + ? to search for the same word with different endings:
- All you have to do is type in the root of the word you'd like to search with a ? at the end. Example: "reduc?" to get results for "reduce", "reduced", "reduction", etc.
- Use quotes for an exact phrase!
- Great for characters with two names. Example: "Winston Smith"
- Don't forget the benefits of Advanced Search - specifying multiple keywords can help you narrow down results.
- Remember to try out different keywords - there's more than one way to refer to an idea...
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Helpful Sites for Creating Citations
Check out these MLA--related sources from our Library page!
Provides helpful guides for writing papers in MLA format and contains information for creating bibliographies in a variety of disciplines and formats.
Don't forget Noodletools! You can start a new project to keep everything in one place. Ask Ms. Davis how to use it and how to sign up for a new username.
How to Cite in a Presentation (MLA)
Not sure how to do MLA-appropriate citations of images within your presentation?
Check out this presentation for a how-to!