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Monday, September 25, 2017

MLA Style Center




The MLA mothership is a great reference (sign up for their email list at the bottom of the page).

If you read this you should understand what NoodleTools does a little better.

MLA citations are based on this model:


NoodleTools helps put everything in the right format.

MLA also has a YouTube Channel.






Monday, September 18, 2017

Newspapers as Sources

Newspapers can be great resources for your project.

Here are a few resources.

The New York Times is an important newspaper. It is sometimes called "the newspaper of record" or "the gray lady". All newspapers have a bias; the NYT is usually considered center-left. If you find a NYT article that you want you may hit a paywall (i.e., you have to pay for the article); if this happens send me the info and I can retrieve it for you through my NYT account.


Chronicling America


Chronicling America is a project created by the Library of Congress that has digitized many US newspapers from 1789-1925. The search engine is powerful.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ohio History Connection





The Ohio History Connection (previously the Ohio Historical Society) is a great resource, especially for topics related in some way to our state.





The Ohio Memory search engine is powerful. For example, one of your classmates is doing the Toledo War of 1835, so I did a quick search.




One quick search yielded a cornucopia of primary sources.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017