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Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting & Style Guide
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There you will find information and examples regarding MLA format for citations and works cited.
Real Life Utopia/Dystopia Informational Essay
>Conduct research in order to define a utopia and dystopia.
>Apply what you know about dystopian literature and make connections between an established utopia.
>Cite evidence to support your argument.
>Practice informational writing skills.
"Nonesuch" excerpt from Utopia Drive
“Utopia Drive is me trying to write an optimistic book,” said Erik Reece, who describes himself in his book’s introduction as a “guy with a truck, a gas card, and a few boxes of old books shifting around in the cab.”
In Utopia Drive, Reece visits approximately 10 utopian communities originally formed in the late 19th century—some lost to time, others still functioning—spanning Kentucky to New York. Reece is no rambling everyman, though, and thank goodness for that. His background as an accomplished journalist, poet and the writer-in-residence at University of Kentucky at Lexington means his writing—even when he’s dipping into denser histories—remains lyrical, yet sharp.
Atlas Obscura’s Utopia Week
First-person essays and short travel guides to utopias all over the world. Nearly 61 utopias are covered here!
The Illustrated Map of America's Worst Utopias
The road to weird food communes and sex cults is paved with good intentions.
Longreads: A Reading List About Utopias
A nice compilation of articles. Links to well researched non-fiction on the web.
Longreads: Beautiful Nowheres: ‘No Man’s Sky’ and the 500th Anniversary of ‘Utopia’
This article has an extensive list of links to other articles about the subject of utopia.
A Friendly Reminder on How to Properly Paraphrase:
When using databases and websites to conduct research, you need to remember that you are borrowing someone else's ideas to prove your point.
In order to avoid plagarizing, you need to remember to either cite the fact you are directly taking from the source OR paraphrase the fact you think is important.
NEVER copy information word-for-word.
If you didn't know the information before looking it up online, CITE IT!
Below is an example of how to approach paraphrasing original text.
Please try your best or ask if you are unsure! Honesty is the BEST policy when researching!
eBook: Utopias in American History
Gale Biography in Context
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale World History in Context
Newsbank American Newspapers