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MLA Formatting and Style Guide

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. MLA lists electronic sources as Web Publications. It is always a good idea to maintain personal copies of electronic information, when possible. Important Note on the Use of URLs in MLA MLA no longer requires the use of URLs in MLA citations. For instructors or editors who still wish to require the use of URLs, MLA suggests that the URL appear in angle brackets after the date of access. Aristotle. Abbreviations Commonly Used with Electronic Sources Citing an Entire Web Site A Tweet Related:  Library Stuff

MLA Citing Still Images - Finding & Citing Images & Videos - Library Research Guides at Boise State University Citing images using MLA Images found on the Web – Cite images found on the web as a digital file. Basic formatting:Author, name. Example:Delano, Jack. If you don’t have a title for the work, describe the work in brackets, as in this example of an image without a named author: [Tubas and the marching band in the library].2009. Work of visual art – Use for a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph in a museum or collection. Basic formatting: Italicize the title and list the date of creation, and then the medium. Examples:Evans, Walker. Perutz, Dolly Hellman. Personal photograph - Describe the subject of the photograph, followed by the photographer's name and the date it was taken. Example: Child throwing ball. Maps and charts - found on the web Cite the map or chart as you would a digital file. Author. Example: "Verb Tenses." Maps and charts - found in print Cite the map or chart as you would a book. Author. Literary map of Idaho.

10 Resources for Copyright and Royalty Free Media A long time ago, in a pre-computer media landscape when copying and pasting meant you actually got to play with scissors and glue, teachers and students created multimedia projects with little regard to copyright law. Images from magazines, corporate logos, and other media were used with reckless abandon to create visually and aurally pleasing projects. Before the dawn of the internet, these types of projects were hung in hallways, classrooms, and refrigerators with great care, and for the most part, didn’t cause much of a stir with copyright holders. However, with the proliferation of dozens of social media sharing websites, many educators’ lack of clear understanding of copyright law and fair use (at no fault of their own, it can get complicated), and the ability for all of these wonderful projects to go digital and posted to the web, the battles and issues with copyright holders can produce paralyzing anxiety over what can be remixed, repurposed, and shared online. Audio Still Images

The Years Best New Read Alouds The Year's Best New Read Alouds Franki Sibberson I am always on the lookout for new books to read aloud to my students. I like to read new, "hot-off-the-press" books for several reasons. First of all, I don't have to worry about whether students have already read the book in past years. 2008 was a great year for new books for intermediate and middle school readers, especially for reading aloud. Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes In this story, two boys become friends and each is dealing with his own family issues. Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing Up by Jon Scieszka I don't read enough "funny books" to my students. Savvy by Ingrid Law In Mibs' family, you get your savvy when you are 13 and she is getting ready for her 13th birthday. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt This book is one that would be a great read aloud for sophisticated readers, though it's not one I would read early in the year. Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

ATN-reading-lists - home Book Club Discussion Questions - Guides for Book Club Discussions - Questions for Book Clubs Lead your book club discussions with ease. These pages include questions on the most popular book club picks. They are ready to print and designed to spark lively conversations. The books are listed alphabetically by title. 'A Fortunate Age' by Joanna Smith RakoffThese book club questions will help your reading group discuss Joanna Smith Rakoff’s debut novel about post-college friends who move to New York. 'A Good American' by Alex GeorgeAlex George's debut novel, A Good American, is a good choice for book clubs interested in immigrants or twentieth century American history. 'A Mercy' by Toni MorrisonToni Morrison was a favorite in Oprah's Book Club. 'A Most Wanted Man' by John Le CarreJohn Le Carre delivers literary suspense in A Most Wanted Man. 'A Spot of Bother' by Mark HaddonA Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon deals with aging, family relationships and British life. 'The Abstinence Teacher' by Tom PerrottaTom Perrotta focuses on white suburbia in The Abstinence Teacher.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom When I finished the last page of Mitch Albom's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I knew I had to share the book with as many people as I could. I proceeded to buy 41 copies, inscribe them all to my friends and family members, hand them out, mail them --- whatever I had to do to spread the word. The book was that moving, in my opinion. So I was eagerly looking forward to THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN and I am happy to report that Albom did not disappoint me. He is a first-rate storyteller, and THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is an imaginative, creative tale in the tradition of the best fairy tales or folklore. Eddie is a maintenance man who keeps the rides safe at the Ruby Pier amusement park. Eddie wakes up in heaven --- but not to the "paradise garden, a place where (we) can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains," not the idyllic place that heaven has been described as throughout time. What he knows is that we all seek answers.

page corner bookmarks | I Could Make That This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. If you’re loving the toothy monster vibe, check out these simple monster heating bags, filled with rice or wheat and entirely microwavable, to keep toes or fingers or tummies warm during the chilly winter months. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.

Library Lovers' Outreach Ideas Library Lovers' Outreach Ideas Great Ideas! Library Love With Dinner On Valentine's Day 1998, the Friends of The Sacramento Public Library found a great way sending some "Library Love" out to the community. In 1998 the books were all donated Reader's Digest Condensed Books and future Valentine's Day deliveries may include discarded library large print books. A good book over dinner — what a great way to share Library Love with someone who needs it! Bundles of Romance I rescued several boxes of romances that usually go into the dumpster after our October sale and I stored them in my garage. I'm going to propose doing a similar thing with the huge amount of R.L. Carol Brendler Friends of the Mokena, IL Library I Love A BARGAIN Book Sale Check out the Mill Valley Valentine Ideas Article for detailed community awareness how-to's and plan a booksale for Feburary. I Love A MYSTERY Book Sale Gather up all your bargain mystery paperbacks and have a special sale for those local mystery book readers.

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