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.
Tutorial for NoodleTools - Help getting started with NoodleTools
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.
Understanding MLA Style 8th Edition by Kyle Stedman (video clip 11:20 minutes)
Citation Examples (MLA) by Contra Costa CollegeEasyBib will walk you through making a citation.
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 LLHSMLA Research Paper Formatting Guide
Using Word 2010 (Video Clip 5 minutes) by ARC LibraryUsing Word 2007 (Video Clip 5 minutes) by ARC LibraryUsing Google Docs - MLA formatting TEMPLATE created by Miramonte LibraryOpen it and then File/Make a copy, then editMLA Formatting Checklist by Miramonte LibraryMLA Sample Paper by The OWL at Purdue UniversityDigital Citizenship1. 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 Hollering7. Social Media Experiment (Video Clip 4 minutes) by Las Lomas Media Studies Class
Plagiarism (Video Clip 4.33 minutes) by Carteret Community College LibraryCitation: 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 UniversityCyber Safety for Students by AUHSD LibrariansEvaluating InformationRubric (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 LibrariesWebsite Evaluation (Video Clip 3.52 minutes) by Ohlone LibraryEvaluating Websites (Video Clip 2 minutes) by Gulf Coast State College LibraryGoogle Forms - Website Evaluation (Adapted from Kathy Schrock's - The Five W's of Website Evaluation)Six Steps To Spot Fake News Poster (Based on The News Literacy Project's adaptation of Craig Silverman's Guide)The Responsibility of Detecting Fake News is on You! (Adapted from the News Literacy Project)Research HelpARC - 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 UniversityExplains the research cycle and how to pick your topicExperiencing the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) by The Right Question Institute - A Handout for TeachersFrom Idea to Library (Video Clip 2:28 minutes) by North Carolina State UniversityExplains where articles come from in databasesPeer Review in 3 Minutes (Video Clip 3:15 minutes) by North Carolina State UniversityExplains the peer review processOne Perfect Source? (Video Clip 2:08 minutes) by North Carolina State UniversityExplains why successful researchers use multiple sourcesWikipedia: Beneath the Surface (Video Clip6:41 minutes) by North Carolina State UniversityExplains how Wikipedia worksCaution! Most instructors do not consider Wikipedia an academic source and therefore find it unacceptable.What is the Deep Web? by CNN MoneyCredible Sources Count by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia UniversitySearching with Success by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia UniversityPrimary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources (Video Clip 2:23 minutes) by University of MarylandLibrary of Congress - An especially useful website for primary sources. It contains images, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, electronic resources and more.Subject GuidesMisc.Contra Costa County Library (including Walnut Creek Public Library)