For our orientation today, we will be looking at this slideshow about the MPC library.
After the slideshow, you will complete this online activity.
Please feel free to sign out any books today!
Here’s what we did last time we met:
We’ll start our lesson with a look at plagiarism and academic honesty, using the tutorial “You Quote It, You Note It”.
We’ll then look at how to cite try out MLA style with this citation overview and exercise.
Test your skills here:Online Citation Test
In addition to the databases listed on the history handout and books that you can access through this site, you may want to explore the primary sources available at these websites:
Pro tip: when you’re searching on the internet for sources, try limiting your search by type “site:edu” after your search term, in order to limit your returns to university websites.
Use journals! Academic journals are often more reputable sources of information than what you will find on websites. They are written by experts, and articles are reviewed by other experts in the same field. The research they use is current and reliable.
As with any source of information, be critical and watch for bias. Always triangulate your sources!
Select the following
Resource Type: Database Articles
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MONDAY: Light up your Costume – Maker Club workshop at lunch
TUESDAY: Guess the Teacher – Halloween photo-match contest
WEDNESDAY: DIY Face Paint station, 830-1230
THURSDAY: Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt & Jack-o-Tangerines
FRIDAY: QSA Event
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Hey, your White Pine Book Club won’t start up for a couple of months, but if you would like to get a head start on reading, here’s a list of the nominees! We have a few of the titles in the library already, and plan to get more over the next month. Happy reading!
For your presentation, play with:
Mindomo for a cool mind map program where you can embed video (like Prezi but less sick-making)
Screencastify to create an audio or video narration of your Google slides
NOT CHROME, BUT FREE AND ONLINE:
Powtoon for a slightly more complicated presentation video (expect to import your own pics rather than use their library, as most of the cool stuff costs $$$). Take a look at these tips on making a good video.
Try this letter generator to get your business letter format.