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ENG 140: World Literature (Gamache): 1. Biography or Background

1.   Biography or Background: If your work has an author, seek out interesting biographical info only; try to skip any boring résumé-ish details. Think instead about experiences that likely shaped this person. This will be a few slides in length and be cited BOTH in-text and on a Works Cited page. Check out multiple encyclopedias within the database to compare info, and pay attention, too, to the titles of encyclopedias to see how the information is angled and organized. If your work has no known author, try searching the work itself in the database, World History (Gale in Context). 

MCC database: Biography (Gale in Context)--look for “Biographies” to use (these are encyclopedias) or World History (Gale in Context)

How to cite in NoodleTools: Database > Reference (encyclopedias are reference sources)


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Creating Citations


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Noodlebib, also known as Noodletools, is a website that helps you to create and properly format a works cited page.

New accounts must be created either on campus or by clicking the link below:


Access Library Databases from Off Campus

Students log in using their A# and a library password to access library databases from off-campus. 

You will be prompted with this login screen:


Make sure you enter a capital "A" for your A#. Your initial library password is your birthdate in this format: mmddyyyy. 

For example, if you were born on January 6, 1995, your password would be 01061995 

If needed, you can reset your password by going to this link or by contacting a librarian.

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