Encyclopedia Britannica School Guide

When you open the Encyclopedia Britannica School link you will first need to select the “High School” Edition. Searching for a Topic In the High School edition enter your search terms for your topic. In the search results use the brief summaries to evaluate which results are most relevant. The best article may not alwaysContinue reading “Encyclopedia Britannica School Guide”

World Book Advanced Encyclopedia Guide

When accessing World Book Advanced from OFF-CAMPUS you will need to enter the Olathe East student password, located in the PASSWORD link below. If you have forgotten the password to open the link, stop by the library or email Ms. McNerney, smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org. Click here for a video tutorial of the passwords page. When you openContinue reading “World Book Advanced Encyclopedia Guide”

Chicago Style Guide

In-text citations Following information from sources- either direct quotes or paraphrases- you must include a superscript number.  Start with one and continue consecutively.  Paragraph Example: “Ms. McNerney is the most glamorous librarian in the world”.1  A 2011 survey revealed that 100% of the Olathe East student population agreed with this statement. 2“ The number at the endContinue reading “Chicago Style Guide”

APA Parenthetical (in-text) Citations

American Pscyhological Association (APA) provides guidelines on formatting and citing sources when you are writing. Parenthetical/in-text Citations Examples In-text citations are required when you either paraphrase information, or use a direct quote.  Here’s an example: Direct Quote: Students with certified school librarians, “demonstrate greater research skills, flexibility in information gathering, and more capacity to synthesize information” than their peersContinue reading “APA Parenthetical (in-text) Citations”

APA References Page(s)

American Psychological Association (APA) provides guidelines on formatting and citing sources when you are writing. This page contains directions on creating your Reference page(s)- a list of all the sources you cite in your paper. Reference Page: How to create entries First determine what type of source you are citing– entire book, chapter from aContinue reading “APA References Page(s)”

MLA Works Cited

Modern Language Association (MLA) provides guidelines on formatting and citing sources when you are writing. This page contains directions on creating your Works Cited page(s). Works Cited: How to create Works Cited entries First determine what type of source you are citing– entire book, chapter from a book, article from a magazine, journal or newspaper (printedContinue reading “MLA Works Cited”

MLA Parenthetical (in-text) Citations

Modern Language Association (MLA) provides guidelines on formatting and citing sources when you are writing. This page contains two guides to help: 1- Parenthetical/in-text Citations In-text citations are required when you either paraphrase information, or use a direct quote.  Here’s an example: Direct Quote: Students with certified school librarians, “demonstrate greater research skills, flexibility in information gathering, and moreContinue reading “MLA Parenthetical (in-text) Citations”

MLA Formatting

Modern Language Association (MLA) provides guidelines on formatting written projects, as well as creating citations when writing. This page is designed to help you with formatting your overall paper, as well as formatting your Works Cited page. A few basics of overall formatting: All fonts should be Times New Roman, size 12 All margins shouldContinue reading “MLA Formatting”

Public Library E-Resource Directions

Olathe and Johnson County public library systems share an extensive network of truly amazing online resources including electronic books, magazines, newspapers, music, videos, audiobooks and research databases on a variety of subjects.  Hope this guide helps you!  If you have questions, feel free to email me: smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org Access is easy– see below for steps onContinue reading “Public Library E-Resource Directions”

Ms. Mac’s Mobile Mac Stack Video Book Talks

The only person more awkward on camera than my dad (ask him, it’s true!) is me! Nevertheless, during the 2020 Corona Quarantine I wanted to offer my fellow readers book suggestions. At school my current favorite books are displayed on the “Mac Stack” bookshelf, hence the Mobile Mac Stack video series name. All titles availableContinue reading “Ms. Mac’s Mobile Mac Stack Video Book Talks”