on this page:
- MackinVIA (location of RHS online resources or databases)
- Writing Tips
- Citing Sources help
MackinVIA is the portal to our online resources: online encyclopedias, databases, articles, ebooks, and digital audiobooks. Here are the 2015-2016 online resources:
Good intro on writing an INTERESTING thesis statement:
What the thesis statement does vs. what the topic sentences do. Fast forward to 2:35 if you want to get to the point:
The art of the argumentative (a.k.a. persuasive) essay:
- Databases and ebooks often cite their sources for you. Look for a completed citation or a link that says citation. You’ll just have to copy and paste into your document.
- Use easybib.com if you can’t find a completed MLA citation. Make sure…
- you select the right type of source (book, article, website) because that matters
- You will have to loacte and fill in any missing information and check the info that is there. You are still responsible for a mistake that easybib makes.
- Visit the Purdue OWL website for answers to your formatting questions and to see examples of works cited pages, annotated bibliographies, and in-text citations.
- The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia
October 27, 2011
by Mark E. Moran
- What’s Wrong with Wikipedia? Harvard Guide to Using Sources A Publication of the Harvard College Writing Program