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The Assignment

  1. Your goal today is to find resources and then take notes.

  2. Each individual group member needs to keep a list of the sources that you use so that you can create an MLA works cited page to submit. Copy and paste website addresses and/or MLA citations for the sources that you find into a Word Document. Be sure to save this Word document into your network folder so that we can access it during class again tomorrow.

    Notes about your sources:

    • Each individual group member is responsible for finding and using at least 2 credible sources.

    • At least 1 of these sources needs to come from a library database. 

  3. On your index cards that you were required to bring to class today, please take relevant notes to answer your research questions. Be sure to follow the notetaking format we discussed in class.


MLA format for In-text Citations and Works Cited Page

 A Works Cited page lists all your sources of information. Each database article has the  MLA citation at the bottom of the page; just copy and paste into your works cited Word document.

Websites are harder to cite; a url is not a citation.   Use or for help.   Remember that those tools rarely generate a complete citation; you still need to hunt for the information to complete it. 

Organize your citations in alphabetical order and don't forget to indent the second line.   


Where to get your facts:

  • Student Resources in Context
    This is a fabulous general purpose database with reference materials, newspaper, magazine and journal sources, video and audio clips....all updated today!

    Use the search box, type in your topic, and browse through your list of results. Don't forget to try synonyms or related terms if you don't find the results you want right away.

    Your MLA citation is at the bottom of the article. Just copy and paste it into your Works Cited page.

    If you need a password, use "elvis".
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    If you ever need a password, use Elvis.

    This database is ideally suited to controversial issues. Ideas on "both sides" of a topic are represented. It accesses some of the same resources as Student Resources in Context so you may see some duplication of results.

    Use the "Browse Issues" tab to see a list of the topics in this database.

    Your MLA citation is at the bottom of the article. Just copy and paste it into your Works Cited page.

    If you need a password, use "elvis".
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    This database offers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and
    pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

    See your teacher or librarian for help citing this resource.

    If you need a password, use "elvis".

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