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DVS 060, Thomas: Library Resources

Use this guide to find sources for your DVS 060 assignment!

For the assignment, you will need to:
find a contemporary issue to research
find an eBook
find an article
find an authoritative website
develop MLA citations

Why Databases?

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opposing viewpoints

Find eBooks


EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

Not on campus to find a book?  Try our online collection of eBooks. This collection features over 65,000 complete titles and covers a broad range of subject areas.

 

 

 


Find Articles


college in context

credo

academic search

Find Websites

The following are some general, basic criteria to consider when evaluating resources:  

Accuracy
Does the information presented seem accurate?
Are the facts verifiable?

google search

Authority
Who is the author?
What expertise does he or she have on this topic?
Who sponsors the site?
Check the domain name (.org, .edu, .gov, etc.) to determine if it is a university, business, organization, or an individual.

Objectivity
What is the stated purpose of the site?
Examine the "About..." or "Mission" links on a web page.
What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased?
What kind of sites does this one link to?

Currency
On what date was the page created?
Do you need more current information?
Do links on the site still work?

Use
Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?



Credible Websites, Hartness Library

MLA Style

MLAMLA style, developed by the Modern Language Association, is used for English, foreign languages and general topics. MLA requires parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or works cited list at the end of the paper.

View our concise MLA Style handout (PDF) and the guide to citing in-text (PDF). 

MLA Guide
MLA in text citing
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