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TVMS Library: Citing Your Sources

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Citing Sources

The information on this page will help you to create a Works Cited page worthy of your AWESOME research project.  See Mr. Moczydlowski with any questions.

Works Cited Requirements

Works Cited Requirements by Grade Level:
Grade Level Works Cited Page Expectation
8 Cite sources in standard MLA format
7 Cite sources in standard MLA format
6 Provide a basic list of sources (use this template)
5 Provide a basic list of sources (use this template)
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a "hanging indent" in Google Docs?

1) Make sure the top ruler is visible.  If it's not, click "View"-->Show Ruler
2) Highlight your citations
3) On the ruler, use the   to set your hanging indent.  First drag the triangle in 0.5", so it looks like this: 
4) Next, slide the top rectangle back to where it was, so it looks like this: 
5) Nice job!  You just set the highlighted text to have a hanging indent!

How do I add a "hanging indent" in MS Word?

Highlight your citations > R click on highlighted text > Paragraph > Under "Indentation", set the "Special" indent to "Hanging"

How do I cite a research app like World Book Online, Marshall Cavendish Digital or SIRS Discoverer?

These resources GIVE you the citation--you just have to find it.  World Book puts it at the bottom of the article.  MC Digital has you click the "Cite This" button.  Find the citation, and copy/paste it into your Works Cited page.  **EasyBib and CiteFast will NOT work for these sources, since they require a login!

How do I cite a website or book?

Go to EasyBib.com or Citefast.com > Select MLA format > Select the type of source (website or book) > give it what it asks for (for books, use the ISBN number; for websites, copy/paste the URL) and hit enter > add or change any info you need to, then click "add citation" or "create citation" > copy/paste the citation into your Works Cited page > be sure to use the middle Paste option (merge formatting) so it puts the pasted text into the font/size you're already using!

NoodleTools Tutorials

Getting Started with NoodleTools

  1. Go to https://www.noodletools.com/
  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 "Starter" 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

Works Cited Anchor Paper

What & when must I cite?

source: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/