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MLA Style

MLA published a new 8th edition this past summer.  Butler FYS sections, if using MLA style, are usually using the 7th Edition.  Consult with your instructor to determine which MLA style edition to use.  The following image link leads you to how to cite using the 8th edition. 

Button linking to MLA Citation Guide

For a cheat sheet on using the 7th edition of the MLA Style Guide, consult the New Mexico State University Writing Center MLA Style handout

Think it Through

Information is constructed & contextual

  • Authority - who wrote this?
  • For what Audience?
  • What is the Purpose?

Information as Inquiry

  • As you find information, more questions appear.

Information as Strategic Exploration

  • Go broad and deep with your research

Specific Resources

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Subject Headings for Primary Sources

Personal narrativies
Pictorial Works

Consult Finding Primary Sources:  Library of Congress Subject Headings for subject terms that signify primary sources. 

Historical Context

Films on Demand logoButler Libraries subscribe to three documentary/educational film collections, Films on Demand, VAST, and Kanopy.  Check out the links to these databases below for interviews and biofilms on your person of significance. 

Go to the Databases by Subject list for other subject databases.

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