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BOOKS
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Note: You'll need to login through MackinVia to access the GVRL!

WEBSITES
Click the image below to access our Symbaloo of websites we recommend students and staff use when conducting research for academic and non-academic projects (but especially the academic ones!)
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FINDING QUALITY SOURCES ONLINE
Click the image below for a short video (2:36) from WriteCheck (i.e. Turnitin.com) on the strengths and limitations of Wikipedia.

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Click the image below for a short video (1:45) from WriteCheck (i.e. Turnitin.com) on the differences between Google and Google Scholar. Keep in mind that using Google Scholar is not a replacement for finding quality sources in databases.

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GUIDES FOR EVALUATING INFORMATION YOU FIND ONLINE
WHAT IS THE CRAAP TEST? 
            (Click the Image below to watch a short video)
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HOW TO USE A SOURCE ONCE YOU'VE FOUND IT: Try the BEAM Method:

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USEFUL TOOLS
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You'll need to register before you can use this product, but you can create a NoodleTools MLA Lite Account for FREE!
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Click the image below for a short video (2:24) from WriteCheck (i.e. Turnitin.com) on how to use summary, paraphrase, and quotes to avoid plagiarism. 

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HELP CITING in MLA 8
Templates:  Click here for MLA 8 source-specific templates.
Basic guidelines: Put the different elements of your citation in the order below, being sure to include the punctuation modeled, and everything will be fine.
Punctuation: Notice that only 1, 2, and 9 have a period after them.
What is a container?: A container is "where you get the smaller thing." e.g. We watch TV shows where the episode itself has a title, but it's part of a larget show. The larger show is the container.

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Click here to watch a video explaining MLA8.
Note: Examples showing how to handle it when a container is inside another container start at 5:10.

SPOTTING FAKE NEWS
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