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HUM 2461 (Sansone): Home

Start Here

This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas.  Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. Go to the Courses tab
  3. Locate the Libraries Channel halfway down the right-hand side of the screen
  4. Click on Search the Library.

Note: If you do not access this guide thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases

  • Your Borrower ID is the number on the back of your VID card
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID

Introducing MLA

The MLA or Modern Language Association style covers:

  • how to format a paper (1 inch margins, last name in header next to page #, etc.)
  • how to cite your sources

Citation has two parts:

  1. in-text or parenthetical ( a brief citation in the body of your text)
  2. complete citations on your works cited page

Citation Guides

Although library databases may provide citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct. Use the guides below to help you.


Topic Overviews

Reference sources are a good place to start when you want to identify a topic and read an overview.


Books and eBooks

Search the library catalog for print books and electronic books on your topic.

When searching the catalog, be sure to limit to West Campus and books or eBooks before you search.

Additional Databases

There are lots of reasons to use databases!

-To find credible information on a topic.

-To get access to articles that are not free online.

-To do research using a tool that is specific to your topic.

-To do research using a tool that is specially designed for student research.

-Because professors frequently require it

West Campus Librarian

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.