Be choosy when you search for web sources, as most websites tend to provide only a shallow treatment of topics, and that is not appropriate for college level work. Evaluate websites carefully using the CRAAP method.
When looking for images or videos to use in class projects, keep the following in mind.
Sunflower at a field in Köcking, market town Eberndorf, district Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria, EU. Photographer:Johann Jaritz. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible. (Walt Disney)
Looking for a quotation to add to your speech? To find sources of quotations, go to the library's home page, and under FIND BOOKS, do a title search using the word quotations. See the example below.
The search will find books such as:
Essay/Speech topic: Cricket (the sport)
|What I want to say/discuss/write||Source I will use|
|I want to define what cricket is||I will get the definition from this article, which comes from Gale eBooks.|
|I want to explain how the game works||
These two sources contain descriptions of the game, and I will take some information from each for my speech.
|I want to talk about women in cricket.||
This source has information about women in cricket:
|I want to add some statistics about women in cricket||
I will get my statistics about women in cricket from this source:
|I want to discuss cricket in the USA||
These two sources have information about cricket in the USA. I will take some information from each of these.
|I want to mention how cricket can be a force for good, so I will discuss the outreach program "Cricket for Good"||
This site contains information about "Cricket for Good"
|I want to argue that playing cricket is more than just fun; it also provides many other benefits.||
This source contains information about the benefits of playing sports. I will apply this information about sports in general to my topic of cricket.
Use the library's MLA citation playbook to construct your cites. Do not trust citation generators, even if they are part of a database; they often make mistakes. Learning how to cite from scratch will save you a lot of time in the long run.