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MLA Format

APA Format

Papers at Diablo Vista should be formatted in MLA stye, or, if your teacher prefers, use APA style.

Visit Purdue's OWL Online Writing Lab for answers to all your questions about formatting.

Videos about formatting papers in MLA style:

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CDE Recommended Reading, Grades  6-8

SRVUSD Core Lit List

Find More Good Books with AR Book Finder  (DV has only some of these books.  Consult the Library Catalog.) 

AR Book Finder

Image Search 

Always check that use of internet images is not prohibited by their copyright.  Use images that are in the Public Domain or that have Creative Commons licenses. You can search for images and check for restrictions at the following sites:  Images appropriate for use in school papers and projects

Google Advanced Image Search  Type in search terms.  Scroll to down and select “free to use or share”, or choose other options.  Click Advanced Search button.

FLICKR Commons

Audio Search

Links to audio search sites from Harvard University

DV Library Home Page

If students want to use databases at home or off campus, they must

  1. log in to their SRVUSD Google Docs account.
  2. Click on the "Databases from Home" Button.  


The DATABASE LINKS below will not work at home.

Database Links

Online Encyclopedia

List of Books 


Click on button above.  

Use the district login:

(example: dv.jsmith)

Use the same password as for school computers: (example:  ID#123456)


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