It is always important to give appropriate credit to the resources used and avoid plagiarism when doing research, writing a paper, or creating a project. It is best to document a resource as soon as notes are taken from a resource or know it will be used for an assignment. There are a variety of ways to document resources, and your librarian can help you choose the way that works best for you.After collecting all of the resources needed for a project, a "Works Cited" page needs to be made and included with the submission. At Lansing Central Schools, we use MLA (Modern Language Association) rules for citing resources in our writing.
For the most accurate and up-to-date guidelines for MLA formatting, visit the Purdue Owl Writing Lab.
For those familiar with NoodleTools, this online resource can help keep track of sources, notes, give guidance on in-text citations, and create a Works Cite page. It's an all-for-one resource!
Middle schoolers will be introduced to this program, which is linked to the school Google account.
The best part is NoodleTools keeps all your projects in one place and can be used until you graduate.
In-text citations are needed in a paper or project. They tell your viewers and evaluators where you found information.
Pro Tip: It is best to cite as you write!
Confused by in-text/parenthetical citations? Use the Purdue Owl writing lab link to help.
Citation Machine is a tool you can use to generate MLA citations for projects. You will need to tweak the citations produced by Citation Machine with the right spacing and indenting.
Automatic citation and bibliography maker. This tool produces citations correctly formatted to MLA standards.