Creating posts and pages. Posts are the articles, or blog posts you normally think about and what we will be using for this site. Here is a quick how to guide for publishing on WordPress.com.
Writing and Editing Posts in WordPress
This basic tutorial goes over how to write and edit a page in WordPress. She covers using the composer very well as well as adding media. The only difference is we are using posts not pages but the interface is the same.
WordPress.com tutorial: Posts and pages
Here is a web article about MLA citation using citations and including a Works Cited at the end. A few people were asking about footnotes and end notes. You can see they have a reference to note 1 and a note at the end. Good article to look at how academic professionals do the same work we are doing here.
We talked a little about different citation styles. We are using MLA. There is also APA which is used in the social sciences. The third one used commonly in academia is Chicago style. This is also the style used for most books.
MLA Formatting video
Here is a quick video on how to format your paper in Word for MLA.
Scholarly research is research that is published by people with specialized knowledge on what they are researching. It is peer reviewed, reviewed by other researchers and specialist in the field, and is generally trustworthy. Blogs, Newspapers, Magazines are not Scholarly but are popular sources.
You can use the college library to find scholarly/academic research journals that publish articles, reviews, and research. Here is the Chaffey Library’s article research help page. It includes a video and how to find articles.
Databases to look at besides the popular ones. Type in your key words into each of these. If you have too many results, check only full articles and peer reviewed or scholarly sources.
Academic Search Complete
ERIC – educational sources
JSTOR – Humanities scholarship
ProCon.org – Free resource anyone can use. Use it to find the main points to a topic and to brainstorm topics.
You can also use the scholarly research portal from Google.
Eleanor & Park
This website is free to use. You can also download a free version of the software for your computer. It will read anything you highlight out loud. Use it to proofread your work.