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Library Instruction and Research Tools

Works Cited Formats and Tools: Resources to Help Make Proper Citations

Noodle Tools - a complete online research platform and citation machine. See library staff for password.

Understanding MLA Style 8th Edition by Kyle Stedman (video clip 11:20 minutes) 

EasyBib will walk you through making a citation.

The Owl at Purdue University - the best citation guide on the web.  Look through the list on the left to find the kind of citation you need.

The Knight Writer - LLHS Writing Handbook 

Parenthetical (in-text) Citations (video clip 3:35 minutes)

Internet Resources on Citing: The Trademark of a Good Writer – Recommended by a class at LLHS

 
MLA Research Paper Formatting Guide

Using Word 2010 (Video Clip 5 minutes) by ARC Library

Using Word 2007 (Video Clip 5 minutes) by ARC Library
Using Google Docs - MLA formatting TEMPLATE created by Miramonte Library
Open it and then File/Make a copy, then edit
MLA Formatting Checklist by Miramonte Library
MLA Sample Paper by The OWL at Purdue University
 
Digital Citizenship 

 Respond To Video Clips 

1. Your Photo Fate  (Video Clip 2:25 minutes) by www.cybertipline.com

2. Privacy & Reputation Online (Video Clip 5 minutes) by iKeepSafe

3. My Headset (Video Clip 1.52 minutes) by Matthew Post

4. Kitchen Final Viral  (Video Clip 1 minute) by Safe Schools Healthy Students

5. What's Your Story? (Video Clip 2 minutes) by Mark C. Eshleman featuring Tyler Joseph for Trend 

6. Be the Difference (Video Clip 2 minutes) by Drew Hollering

7. Social Media Experiment (Video Clip 4 minutes) by Las Lomas Media Studies Class 

Plagiarism  (Video Clip 4.33 minutes) by Carteret Community College Library

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction  (Video Clip 1:54 minutes) by North Carolina State University 

You Quote It, You Note It by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University

Cyber Safety for Students by AUHSD Librarians 
 
Evaluating Information  
Rubric (Adapted from Kathy Schrock's - The Five W's of Website Evaluation and The Meriam Library, CSUC)  
Website Evaluation Form for High School Students (Adapted from Kathy Schrock's - The Five W's of Website Evaluation) 
Evaluating Sources for Credibility (Video Clip 3.14 minutes) by NCSU Libraries
Website Evaluation (Video Clip 3.52 minutes) by Ohlone Library
Evaluating Websites (Video Clip 2 minutes) by Gulf Coast State College Library 
Google Forms - Website Evaluation (Adapted from Kathy Schrock's - The Five W's of Website Evaluation) 
 
Research Help
ARC - The Acalanes Research Course by AUHSD Librarians (ask your librarian for the password)
Picking Your Topic is Research! (Video Clip 3:10 minutes) by North Carolina State University
Explains the research cycle and how to pick your topic
From Idea to Library (Video Clip 2:28 minutes) by North Carolina State University
Explains where articles come from in databases
Peer Review in 3 Minutes (Video Clip 3:15 minutes) by North Carolina State University
Explains the peer review process
One Perfect Source? (Video Clip 2:08 minutes) by North Carolina State University
Explains why successful researchers use multiple sources
Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface (Video Clip6:41 minutes) by North Carolina State University
Explains how Wikipedia works
Caution!  Most instructors do not consider Wikipedia an academic source and therefore find it unacceptable.
What is the Deep Web? by CNN Money 
Credible Sources Count by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Searching with Success by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources (Video Clip 2:23 minutes) by University of Maryland 
Library of Congress - An especially useful website for primary sources.  It contains images, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, electronic resources and more.
 
Subject Guides 
 
Misc. 
AcalanesTV (videos)  Instructional videos for staff only on campus.  For LDAP server please select STAFF. 
Contra Costa County Library (including Walnut Creek Public Library)
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