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From Our Library: Articles for Civics

Use LIBRARY DATABASES to find magazine, newspaper and journal articles, images, transcripts, and more.

If you are OFF CAMPUS, please use the DATABASE OFF CAMPUS ACCESS sheet with links and passwords 


Check Your Sources


NoodleTools is a citation management website subscribed to by Pescosolido Library. It will manage your sources, provide proper footnote format, export your Bibliography direct to Google Docs, and manage online notecards. Many databases including JSTOR and GALE export sources directly into NoodleTools.

Creating a NoodleTools account through the school will give you free access to the full version of NoodleTools with more options than the free version.



Remember you must cite anytime that you:

  • Directly quote from a source (book, website, article, song, interview, etc.)
  • Restate an author's idea, theory or opinion in any way; rewording, changing the order, or summarizing someone else's work without proper citations is plagiarism
  • Use statistics, results or findings derived by another author or source
  • Cite case studies, experiments, experimental methods, or results
  • Insert visuals (charts, photos, drawings, videos or any image) not clearly labeled as free from copyright restriction


Purdue OWL

Sample Chicago Style Paper

Citation Help LibGuide

Google Docs Help Sheet with Footnotes

Database Off-Campus Access

See Database Off-Site Access for usernames and passwords if you are not on campus and cannot connect to a database directly.

Note: Requires a Governor's Google account.