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TVMS Library: Argument Writing--7th

Library resources, project guides, and more.

Big Idea

A good argument starts with solid research.  What information is out there about this topic?  If you're self-selecting a topic--is there enough information on both sides of this topic to be able to form a valid argument?  Have you carefully considered multiple points of view before deciding where you stand on the issue?

NoodleTools Tutorials

Getting Started with NoodleTools

  1. Go to
  2. Click Login
  3. Type your Google email address and click Sign in with Google
  4. Follow the prompts to setup your account
  5. When you get to the "Projects" screen, click the +New Project button.
  6. Give it a title, select "MLA" for the style, and select "Junior" for the level.
  7. At the top of the screen, click Sources >>> +New Source
  8. Follow the prompts.  Add as much information as you can find.  
  9. When you've finished, click Save

NoodleTools Tutorials

Creating a New Project

Citing Databases

Citing a Book

Citing Websites

Search the Library Catalog!

To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!

A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.


HELP!! Working from home?   Click here for usernames & passwords for the library resources.  (You'll need to access the document through your account)

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