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ESL 400 Pelletier: Welcome

English as a second language

Prescription from your librarian: Practice 10 minutes a day in Academic Search Premier. Start today. Continue through grad school.

Education Resources Information Center database & video

Ethnographic Video Online database

Films on Demand database

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Health Source: Consumer Edition database

Opposing Viewpoints in Context database

Statista database

U.S. History in Context database

MLA Quick Guide

Core Elements


  1.      Author

  2.      Title of Source

  3.      Title of Container

  4.      Other Contributors

  5.      Version

  6.      Number

  7.      Publisher

  8.      Publication Date

  9.      Location


Note that the publication format isn’t considered. MLA no longer cares if your information comes from a book, magazine, streamed video, or whatever. The publisher is what’s important, not the mode you use to access it.

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Cynthia McCarthy
Cañada College Library
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