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Due to the recent E coli outbreak in the news this week, I have given you sample ideas to use as a guide under this topic. Please remember to use italics when writing the MLA citation title of the article. This feature is not available on this BrainMass page. Please use this MLA guide to assist you with proper citation of your sources:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/584/01/

1. Source: Shoppers avoid spinach in E. coli scare

Location: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060916/ap_on_he_me/tainted_spinach

MLA citation: Shoppers avoid spinach in E. coli scare. 16 September 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. 16 September 2006. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060916/ap_on_he_me/tainted_spinach.

Type of resource: web page, news story

Search tool: yahoo search engine

Search terms: e coli outbreak

Reasons for high quality: Due to this website's connection with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, it is a reputable resource.

Authority: This website integrates data from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Objectivity: This resource operates in conjunction with the Associated Press and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, attesting to its objectivity.

Accuracy: This resource integrates national data as well as government agency data related to health and food standards to show its accuracy.

Currency: This website broke the story on 9/16 in the evening. Thus, it demonstrates relevancy and current events. The page indicates that the story broke 48 minutes ago, showing its immediacy.

Scope: This resource offers a slideshow, map, video coverage, and other tools to allow users to access further data about the topic.

2. Source: E. Coli 0157: the True Story of a Mother's Battle With a Killer Microbe.

Location: Barnes and Noble bookstores

MLA citation: Heersink, Mary. E. Coli 0157: the True Story of a Mother's Battle With a Killer Microbe. New ...

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