MLA Style - Journal Article from a Library Database:
Berry, Barnett and Patrick M. Shields. "Solving the Teacher Shortage." Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 98, no. 8, May 2017, p. 8. EBSCOhost,
doi:10.1177/0031721717708289. This article discusses the efforts made in both California and North Carolina in the late 1990s to
strengthen the teaching profession. Following recommendations from the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future,
both California and North Carolina amped up their efforts in teacher recruitment, created mentoring programs for beginning
teachers, and provided incentives for veteran teachers if they sought out national board certifications. The authors argue that due
to a decrease in political support, mostly in terms of funding, these efforts proved to be unsuccessful and without additional
support in the future, these states will continue to struggle to fill teaching positions. Though the article provides an interesting
look into a specific period of time in two states with well cited information, the conclusion is anti-climactic in terms of a solution.
MLA Style – Online Video Clip:
The Patient Care Nursing Team. Films Media Group, 2002, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=18439&xtid=29320.
Accessed 23 Aug. 2017. Incorporating interviews with working nurses from a range of medical specialties, the film provides a
brief overview of many aspects of the nursing field including; choosing nursing as a profession; role of liaison between the
patient and the doctor; demanding/rewarding positions within the field; places of employment; nursing education; career
advancement; and the difficult demands of the position. Published in 2002, this film is outdated but still contains some helpful
insight to the nursing field.