Scenario: You have to write a short paper for a SEE class on the topic on catastrophes.
Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the sources.
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Break into groups of 5. Select a topic below:
Assignment to continue on your own, outside of class.
Use the handout with table to begin your research. 4 resources to examine:
Find a Wikipedia entry on your topic. Identify 3 facts about your topic from the Wikipedia article. Write them into the first box on your worksheet.
Verify those facts using library resources and news sources. Find 3 different resources to verify those 3 facts.
Finally, cite the 3 resources in MLA citation style.
Individual annotated bibliography with 5 citations and annotations.
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Worried about MLA? Don't be! Here's a link to a Sample Paper in MLA that will help walk you through.
Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?
1. Save time - look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.
2. Scroll to the style you need (MLA, APA)
3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper
Ta Da! You're done! Well, almost. Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.
Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations? Use the OWL! It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go.
Looking for research? We can help!
This is a great place to start:
Pro-Tip: Click Full Text on the left hand side so you can read everything online right away, and look for the Cite button on the right hand side to copy and paste citations (and save a ton of time!)
Reporting & analysis of issues in the news
Need research on controversial topics? This database is your friend. Support your point of view on a controversial issue with facts and statistics from primary and government documents, photos, and magazine & newspaper articles which have already argued your case.
Pro-Tip: Choose Browse Issues to choose from legit hundreds of topics.
Looking for statistics to quote, FAST? Check out this awesome database! Just toss in your search term, and you're good to go.