Library Media Center
These websites provide addition supports for student writing in MLA style, the adopted style for Ankeny Schools.
PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LABORATORY (OWL)
Search Tips: How can I find better sources
Try these search strategies in the Gale Power Search:
Strong search terms (no wimpy words)
- Subject searching (3 min.)
- AND/OR/NOT (Boolean operators) (3.5 min.)
- Use Wildcards (3 min.)
- Use Quotation marks (2 min.)
- Use Gale’s “Topic Finder” (2 min.)
- Prefer written instructions? Read Gale’s exhaustive tips.
Search hints for the web
- Make sure you evaluate ALL websites when you’re searching through a search engine like Google.