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Lincoln Middle School Library: American Civil War

152 Jenckes Hill Road

Use the resources below to learn more about your Civil War battle!

Middle Search Plus and History Reference Center

Middle Search Plus and

History Reference Center Databases

Citing the Article - If you use an article from Middle Search Plus or History Reference Center, click on Cite, on the right-hand side of the page. Choose the MLA version, then copy and highlight. Paste onto the  Works Cited slide. 

ABC-CLIO American History

If you find information for your project, cite the American History database by clicking the word "Cite" in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Copy the MLA citation and paste it into your Google slide on the Works Cited slide. 
*Please look under the screen in the Library 

** Passwords are available on Slide 2 of your Google Classroom worksheet.
 

If you use information or images from World Book Student, cite the article by scrolling to the bottom of the page and highlighting and copying the MLA citation. Paste the citation onto the Works Cited or Images slide on your Civil War worksheet on Google Classroom.

National Park Service Website

National Park Service Website

The National Park Service maintains a website that contains information about battles and soldiers of the Civil War. Click below, then click search at the top right-hand side of the page to search for a battle or person

National Park Service 

Citing a Website

Citing a Website

If you use information or images from a website, use the following format to cite: 

FORMAT:

Last name, First name of author (if given). "Article Title in Quotation Marks." Title of Website in Italics. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published (if given). Web. Date Month Year you accessed the website. 

EXAMPLE: 

"John Bell Hood." National Park Service. National Park Service Department of the Interior. Web. 19 January 2018. 

GALE American Civil War Reference Library

If you use information from the Civil War Reference Library, cite this source by clicking on  "Citation Tools" (upper right-hand side of the page) and copying the MLA citation and pasting it into the Works Cited slide on your Google Classroom worksheet.  

** Passwords are available on Slide 2 of your Google Classroom worksheet.

 

Citing a Reference Book

If You Use an Encyclopedia (in print)

If you use an encyclopedia in print to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Type the citation directly onto your Works Cited slide on your Civil War worksheet in Google Classroom. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Last name, First name (if given). "Title of article in Quotation Marks." Title of book in italics. City where the book was published:  The name of the publisher, Year of publication. Page(s). Print. 

EXAMPLE:

"Franklin, Battle of." The Civil War. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2004. 26. Print. 

Citing a Book (in print)

If you use a book in print to get information for your project, follow the MLA format below to cite it. Type the citation directly onto your Works Cited slide on your Civil War worksheet in Google Classroom. Make sure you use the punctuation marks as indicated below. Also, double-check spelling and capitalization.

FORMAT:

Last name, First name. Title of book in italics. City where the book was published:  The name of the publisher, Year of publication. 

EXAMPLE:

Richmond, Perle. Phillis Wheatley. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.