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Julie Boyer, Teacher Librarian julieboyer@fusdk12.net or LoopMail

Sandeep Kaur, Library Media Tech skaur@fusdk12.net or LoopMail

Hours: vary by day due to Distance Learning

Database quick links

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Descriptions of each database: See the new Databases link on the left side navigation bar.

Encyclopedia

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ProQuest databases

Find all ProQuest Databases in one place.ProQuest eLibrary

EBSCO databases

For High School StudentsExplora by EBSCO

For Academics   EBSCOhost

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Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations,

Primary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources PowerPoint

Provides original photographs, sound recordings, videos, and photographs of original documents. 


American Memory from the Library of Congress 
 

NARA | US National Archives & Records Administration

American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States

Site dedicated to Public Rhetoric, political, social, movie and religious speeches and related concepts of and exercises in rhetoric. Site includes video, audio, and printed speeches, depending on the age of the speech and what technologies were available at that time.Note:  Site does include some speeches from movies, and those are not primary sources!

Finding Primary Sources on the Web (good resource for primary sources outside of the US)

Other Resources

Clever

In order to login to Clever​, use the following address clever.com/in/fusdk12:

STUDENT

  • ​Username GAFE account  

    • Example: firlas850@fusdk12.net

  • Password Welcome!

Fakebook 

Prezi

Storybook Creator

Voki                  

You may also visit the FUSD Library site.

Vista Higher Learning            Classzone

Library Visit Form for Teachers Library Visit Form

 

Citation Resources

EasyBib:  Free Bibliography and Citation Maker 

Bibme:  Free Bibliography and Citation Maker

Citation Machine:  MLA/APA citation creator

Note: There are many other citation creators/resources that are fine to use!

 

Resources for MLA Format

style.mla.org   

MLA 8 Template for Word

Formatting Your Research Paper, MLA 7th Edition (document) 

Purdue Owl

 

In-Text Citations (Parenthetical Documentation)

LaGuardia Community College

Also see Purdue Owl above for In-Text Citations

 

Other Resources

 

Tables, Appendices, Footnotes and Endnotes

How to cite some uncommon sources

How do I cite a YouTube video in MLA?

  • The MLA does not specifically address how to cite a YouTube video. This has, it appears, led to some confusion as to the best method of for citing YouTube videos in MLA. 

  • Based on MLA standards for other media formats, we feel that the following format is the most acceptable for citing YouTube video.

  • Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type
Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date retrieved.

 

  • Here is an example of what that looks like:



  • Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip.
YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9. Sept. 2010.

  • YouTube Video

    Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.

    McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.

    “8 Hot Dog Gadgets put to the Test.” YouTube, uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, 6 June 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBlpjSEtELs.

Sample Works Cited Page

 

Plagiarism Powerpoint 

Plagiarism PowerPoint

MLA Tutorial  (works with Firefox)

Website Evaluation:  

RADCAB      

Lord of the Flies Webquest

 

Helen Keller Miracle Worker Web Quest

https://www.sites.google.com/site/jameswardupperteamliteracysite/7th---reading/helenkellermiracleworkerwebquest

Here is the Tiny URL link for the Pre-survey: tinyurl.com/MSJAHPRE

Here is the presentation video link: youtu.be/cI2_6z1j_jQ

Here is the Tiny URL link for the Post-survey: tinyurl.com/MSJAHPOST