How to Use a Library for Ms. Wiles' AVID Students


Finding Books--

Dewey and Library of Congress Classification Systems

How to use Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification Systems --brief summary of the two systems

Using Call Numbers to Find Books --video from San Jose State University

Finding Facts about Publications--from the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook

The List of Works Cited--from the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook



Using an online catalog to find a book on the shelf

Using the Dewey Decimal System

Using the Library of Congress Classification System


Finding Magazine, Newspaper, Encyclopedia Articles--

EBSCO Support Videos

The List of Works Cited--from the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook

Information Needed to Write a Work Cited for a Magazine Article Found in an Online Database.



Using EBSCOhost to find magazine and newspaper articles


Choosing a Topic to Research

Links to lists of topics:

From Crafton Hills College

Franklin County Public Schools

Rush-Henrietta Central School District



Possible topics for my research


Primary and Secondary Information--

What is Primary Research and How do I get Started?

Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources--from Virginia Tech



Primary and Secondary Sources


Evaluating and Citing Books

Core Elements for Works Cited-- from the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook

Evaluating resources--from University of California at Berkeley

Introduction to Research--from Cornell University (Scroll about half way down for evaluating sources.)



Evaluating and Citing Books



Using other libraries

Using Reference Materials -- Worksheet


Internet Search Strategies

How to Find Anything Online With Advanced Search Techniques--video

Website Evaluation--PowerPoint


Internet Search Strategies to improve your search results

Evaluating and Citing Internet Resources