Foothill High School Library
May the last month of the school year!
Last day to check out books is May 10th.
Text books can be returned starting May 17th!
Any student with a clear record - that means no missing textbooks, library books or outstanding fines will get a "kiss" (Chocolate!)
Please take a minute to complete this survey.
Its purpose is to find out how much the students of Foothill High know about, use, and if they own handheld reading devices. In addition I’d like to learn if the student body wants more e-books added to our school’s collection. Click here to take the SURVEY .
Comic Book Book Club News
We had a great visit with Thien Pham author & illustrator of SUMO and LEVEL UP . Check out the slide show above! I hope to write a grant to get the Comic Book funded for next year. Will keep you posted. Mrs. Ligamari
Plagiarism - What is it? How do you avoid it? What is Copyright?
Click here for an animated slideshow reviewing the problem of plagiarism. http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/
Take this quiz about plagiarism from Monash University: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/citing-quiz/quiz.swf
From the University of Southern Mississippi's library a Plagiarism Tutorial to help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. This site includes a pretest, tutorial and post test.
COPYRIGHT - This site includes topics such as:: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. http://www.teachingcopyright.org/
COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE - learn what they are and how to use materials properly - http://21cif.com/tutorials/micro/mm/copyright/
Public Domain, Free Use & Copyleft Media - from Dulcinea, Librarians of the Internet - http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides.html?topic=/categories/technology/free-use-media
Bibliography & Citing Sources/Templates
MLA CITATION BASICS - MLA 7th edition - click here for a 24 page explanation of MLA citations - from EasyBib
This site has a research tutorial to help you understand how to set up a proper bibliographical citation:
Citation Research Tutorial (from Eastern Washington University) http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html
Sites to help you create a proper bibliography:
World Book Citation Maker to access go to the California Learns Portal, http://teens.californialearns.org/ in and click on World Book (on left hand side of page) and click on any level EXCEPT KIDS and then look for Citation Makerunder the heading RESEARCH TOOLS.
Citation Maker -MLA Secondary/Elementary & APA are available. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the CITATION MAKER http://secondary.oslis.org/cite-sources
SON OF CITATION MACHINE - Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources. http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?start=#
LITERACY EDUCATION ON LINE - this page will walk you through the process of writing an annotated bibliography
EASY BIB is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately. http://www.easybib.com/
MLA CITATION WIZARD - from 21st Century Information Fluency - http://21cif.com/tools/cite/mla/index.html
BIB ME - fast & Easy Bibliography Maker - http://www.bibme.org/
KNIGHT CITE CITATION SERVICE - http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/
NOODLEBIB - Just need one or two quick citations? No need to log in or subscribe -- simply generate them in NoodleTools Express and copy and paste what you need into your document. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool. http://www.noodletools.com/login.php
Looking for information about
Annotated Bibliographies? Try here:
Click here for a Power Point about
From Cornell University’s Library “How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography" - http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill28.htm
OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab – Annotated Bibliography http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/
University of Maryland University College Video/tutorial on ‘HOW TO WRITE AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY"
School of Liberal Arts Indiana University University Writing Center, Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
Writing an Annotated Bibliography from Writing Across the Curriculum by Sandra Nagy - contains clear breakdown of how to write an annotated bibliography, step by step and has many samples and examples for you to review.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab - OWL
MLA Formatting & Style Guide
APA Style Guide
10 STEPS TO BETTER WEB RESEARCH - Want to learn how to do better research on the Internet? This resource organized by Dulcinea Media is broken into 3 sections - "Where to search?", "Planning your research" and "Evaluating your results". http://www.sweetsearch.com/TenSteps
MLA TUTORIAL: From The University of Southern Mississippi, this site has a pretest, tutorial and post test to prepare you to use MLA style properly. http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/tutorials/mlatutorial/tutorialindex.php
ENCYCLOPEDIA.COM has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations. http://www.encyclopedia.com/
SHMOOP will make you a better lover (of literature, history, life). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how literature & history are relevant today. Shmoop makes learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age. http://www.shmoop.com/
PUTTING THE RESEARCH PROCESS TO WORK - a step by step tutorial walking you through the research process (A project of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia) http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit02/search02_01.phtml
ProCon is a nonprofit public charity that has no government affiliations of any kind. Their purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We do not express opinions on our research projects. Go to: http://www.procon.org/
Spanish Stories, Vocabulary Practice & Recipes Sites
NOAH COMPRENDE is a PBS show that introduces children to the Spanish language through animated videos with embedded games. Go to Noah's homepage to see what is offered. http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html
This site has games in Latin, French, German & Spanish
http://www.dmoz.org/Home/Cooking/World_Cuisines/Latin_American/ Click on your country's name to link you to their food and recipes
http://www.world-recipes.info/ Recipes are listed by country or region. Look at the country list on the left side of the page, find your country and click
http://www.spain-recipes.com/ Authentic recipes from Span
http://mexican.food.com/ Food.com's mexican food section
http://user.xmission.com/~dderhak/recipes.html Favorite food recipes from Spain
http://recipesource.com/ Recipes are organized into two major groups - recipes primarily identified with an ethnic cuisine are broken down by region and ethnic group, while other recipes are categorized by the type of dish.
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/world-cuisine/european/spanish/ All recipes site with Spanish recipes.
http://www.spain.info/en_US/saborea/recetas/ Recipes from Espana
http://www.foodnetwork.com/regional-international/traditional-spanish-recipes/pictures/index.html The Food Network's Site - Traditional Spanish food.