Chico Libraries
Works Cited-MLA
Report Writing
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Homework Helper

Bibliographies of great websites

Web 2.0 Tools

Getting Started
Academic Research

Chico Libraries

Pleasant Valley High School Library Online Catalog
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Chico Unified School District Library Website
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Chico High School Library
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Butte County Library
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California State University Library
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Butte College Library
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Chico Unified School District Libraries
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San Francisco ECard Application

World Cat
Search library catalogs for items you need from libraries in your area.

Chico Unified School District Library Plan
Check out the plans for the future of Chico School Libraries.
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Library Research and Procedures
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Online Archive of California: California Digital Library
Locate information and photos of directly related to access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California. Easiest access is to go to advanced search.
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CUSD Library Research Process
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Works Cited-MLA

PVHS MLA Citation Guide
Individualized for students at PVHS.

How do I document sources from the World Wide Web in my works-cited list?
Find information on how to cite using MLA for webpages

Modern Language Association Formatting
Find information on how to cite using MLA from OWL at Purdue University.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation
Bibliographic citation form from classroom Connected based on MLA standards.

The Ultimate Resource Guides for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE
"Here you will find resource pages for each different style, university tutorials, and free works cited generators. By viewing examples of research papers and using programs that are designed to facilitate your style accuracy, you can be sure that your completed paper is perfect."

How to format your paper in MLA format
Ms. Elliott culled this information into this document.

Fill in Form for citing Internet

APA Style: The Purdue OWL
Find information on how to cite using APA from Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.

Setting APA Header in MS Word 2010
Creating the Running head for APA in Word, full and complete instructions.

Before He cheats: a teacher parody

Citation Generators--

Use this to cite resources. You may choose between MLA, APA and Chicago Style.

Use this to cite resources. You may choose between MLA, APA Chicago Style, and Turabian.

Noodlebib 6
Use this to cite resources.

Report Writing

How to format your document for MLA
PHVS English Department produced document

Thesis Builders from Tom March
Interactive process for developing a thesis statement.

Assignment Calculator
Add your date due, subject and this calculator will help you plan a timeline.

Owl (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University

CSUC Writing Center

Center for Academic Success -- Butte College

The Bedford Research Room
"The Research Room, drawn from Mike Palmquist's The Bedford Researcher, supports students in courses across the disciplines and offers instructors a library of helpful instructional tools."

A Guide for Writing Research Papers
Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation with sections on gathering materials, note taking, using outlines, formatting, plagerism, documentation, and works cited pages.

Transitional Words and Phrases
From the Writer's Web at the University of Richmond.

Using Paraphrases
From the Writer's Web at the University of Richmond.

Writer's Web
From the Writer's Web at the University of Richmond. Topics include: Getting Started, First Draft, Writing in the Disciplines, Writing Online, Clarity and Style, Peer Editing, General Editing, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Using Sources, Documenting Sources, Focusing, Connection, Analysis, Arguement.


American Heritage Dictionary
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Infoplease.Com: Online Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia and Almanac Reference
Use the tabs at the top to access the resource needed.
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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Roget's Thesaurus
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Grolier's Encyclopedia
Through this link you can find: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia, New Book of Knowlege, Lands and People, and Nueva enciclopedia cumbre. Accessible only from the PVHS campus.
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Britannica Encyclopedia
This is the full text of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Very well done with links also to the Internet.
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InfoPlease Encyclopedia
Short, brief articles with almanc and dictionary features.
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A free service from Electric Library
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Columbia Encyclopedia
Sixth edition with nearly 51,000 entries.
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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Complete, unabridged and searchable database of the ninth edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
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Find anything from humorous quotes, to literary quotes, to quotes by topic.
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Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
The Most Notable Quotations: 1950–1988
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The Quotations Page
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Brainy Quotes
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Creative Quotations
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Famous Quotes and Quotations at Brainy Quote
Search by topic or person.
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Find anything from humorous quotes, to literary quotes, to quotes by topic.
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How Much is that Worth Today?
Comparing the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies) from 1720 to any other year including the present.
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Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1700 to Estimated 2010
Consumer Price Index (CPI) conversion factors to determine the value of dollars of 1800 to estimated 2010 in dollars of 2001 (preliminary), 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, and CPI (1982-84)
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Convert area, finances, heat, ktchen measures and much more.
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Yahoo Currency Conversion Calculator
An easy-to-use currency conversion tool .
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Short biographies of over 20,000 people, but this is no longer updated after 2002.
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Lives, the Biography Resource
Short biographies of over 20,000 people.
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Women's International Center Biographies
Biographies and photos of famous women from around the world.
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Homework Helpers
Provided by AOL, this site helps students search for pre-screened websites to help complete their school work.
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Ask a Question at the IPL Reference Center
Send your question by filling out the reference form and a librarian will try to help direct your search.
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A question-answering, help and referral service to K–12 students on the Internet sponsored by the American Library Association.
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B.J.'s Homework Helper
This is done by a 13 year old boy and is filled with informative websites that will help with homework. (Featured in People Magazine 9/11/00)
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Bibliographies of Great Websites

Virtual LRC
An index of thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide.

High School Hub
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The Internet Public Library
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Find information on any number of reference topics from current events to statistics.
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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A categorized list of sites on the Internet found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth.
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Designed by educators for the education environment. Links here are specific to high school students.
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United States Census Bureau
Great search engine allowing you to find demographic data on population, and any other statistic related to the United States e.g. prisons,abortion, marriages, etc.)

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online
Search terms by countries include population, industrial production, employment, energy, finance, manufactoring, transport and much more, which can be limited by date, country, and subtopics.

Government Printing Office Documents
Contains the Federal Registry, Constitution, Economic Indicators, Congressional Reports, Bills from Congress, Public Laws, Supreme Court Decisions, and weekley Presidental papers. Keyword searching is available.

OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web
From the University of Auckland Library

OFFSTATS : Official Statistics on the Web by Country
From the University of Auckland Library

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online : MBS
Database with "current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world."

American Fact Finder
Statistics on population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

WHO World Health Statistics
Download these reports, but also check for the downloaded file in Library Docs in the Diseasees folder.

National Center for Health Statistics
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Statistics
From MedlinePlus, a very reliable resource. Main link is to the National Center for Health Statistics above, but there are several links below to articles and news on statistical information.

State Health
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Locate statistics on Individual States or on the entire United States regarding many health issues.


Web 2.0 Tools
Download this program and be able to add "sticky notes" to websites as well as highlighting, and organizing. A professional version is available to purchase, however one can get the free version as well. --Create amazing customized websites with templates and many other options to make ordinary sites into amazing ones. You can share your log-in with others to create a website together, as well as embed other web 2.0 items like blogs into it as well.

--embed mulitple voices/conversations into a photo. (Currently blocked by filter at CUSD)

SlideShare -- Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations and Word documents on SlideShare. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to make a webinar.Take a tour or Start Uploading!

Writeboard makes it easy to... (Currently blocked by filter at CUSD)
*Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea
*Compare different versions of a document
*Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc.
*Subscribe to documents via RSS and be notified of changes
*Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration

Jing -- capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it an image or short movie. Snap a picture of your screen, record video, share instantly over web, IM, email

Zamzar: -- Online file conversion, covering a wide range of different image, document, music, video and compression formats.

Animoto videos--music videos for your images and pictures. With high production value motion graphics synchronized to every beat of your music, ... Fast Automatic videos from your pictures

Fliggo lets you create your own customizable video sharing site in seconds. Build a video blog, the next YouTube or just a private place to share videos. (Currently blocked by filter at CUSD)


Update 02/13/2012