How to Cite the Gettysburg Address

In November of 1863, at the height of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most well-known speeches in history. Though it only lasted two minutes, the Gettysburg Address eloquently expressed the pressing need to instill the principle of human equality in a divided nation. To celebrate President Abraham Lincoln this […] ...

My 4 Favorite Digital Literacy Articles of 2017

If every word published and uttered in the media this year could be encapsulated into a giant Wordle, two words would be dominating all others—those words are Fake News. Collins Dictionary announced that its word of the year for 2017 is, you guessed it, fake news! As defined by Collins, ‘fake news’ means “false, often […] ...

How to Cite “I Have a Dream”

One of the most iconic and prolific speeches ever delivered in US history is Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in August of 1963, Dr. King spoke in front of a quarter of a million people during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. […] ...

Ways to be More Organized with Schoolwork in 2018

While your new year’s resolutions might be to get more sleep or to hit the gym more often, staying on top of schoolwork is another noble goal for the new year. 1. Keep your backpack neat Oftentimes, students fall behind in classes simply because they haven’t organized their materials. In order to prevent this from […] ...

Video Lesson: Using Advanced Search Effectively

Level: All Length: 2:54 Looking for more? Click here to see all of our video lessons and infographics.   The Internet is a big place. So big, in fact, that a quick search online often results in thousands, even millions, of matching results. Sifting through page after page of results can be draining and frustrating, […] ...

Feature Highlight: EasyBib Title Page Maker

Have you ever struggled with formatting the title page for your paper? Are you unsure of what types of information you should include? EasyBib.com is here to help! With the EasyBib Title Page Maker, you can create a title page in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago/Turabian citation styles simply by filling out a few […] ...

Conferences in 2018 to Get You Pumped Up for PD!

It’s a new year, which often means new goals and new resolutions (ones that we will try our best to stick to, am I right?!) Since we’re all such fierce and dedicated educators who constantly try to stay on top of our game, I bet one of your resolutions is to learn new ideas in […] ...

How to Cite a Pamphlet

Working on a project about a museum exhibit? You’ll likely want to cite the pamphlet given to visitors, in addition to newspaper clippings about the exhibit or books written on the subject presented. Compiling information about a business? You may want to quote directly from the company’s brochure. Citing a pamphlet may seem like a […] ...

How to Cite Holiday Song Lyrics

It’s looking a lot like the holiday season! As soon as we’ve finished carving our turkeys and saying thanks to our families and friends, holiday music invades our ears everywhere we go. Whether we’re shopping in the mall, traveling on the freeway, or sitting in our favorite coffee shop, holiday music is on! One other […] ...

Using Active Voice: Goodbye “to be,” Hello Better Writing!

Have you ever heard an instructor say it is important to write essays in an active voice? Indeed, using an active voice is a simple and effective way to make your writing flow better and make your overall argument sound stronger. But, what does writing in an active voice actually mean? Often, instructors will throw […] ...