Citation Guidelines

Use a Citation Generator, such as NoodleTools, to create the citations needed for your Works Cited page! NoodleTools will create citations for books, magazines, journal articles, websites, and much more. When you are done, you can copy and paste your citations into your Works Cited page. Make sure you create citations in MLA 8 format! Click the image below to access NoodleTools!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "Citation"?
A citation is a specifically formatted note that lets your reader know where you found the source for the information and ideas you used in your research.

Why do I Need to Cite my Work?
Students need to cite their work to give credit to the author or authors' ideas and work. Without a citation, you are plagiarizing the work of someone else!

What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is copying or taking the work, words, or ideas of someone else and passing them off as your own. Essentially, plagiarism is cheating, and it is not tolerated by your teachers. Plagiarism also will not be tolerated by colleges, universities, or future jobs.

When I Write a Research Paper, Where do I Put My Citations?
When you use someone else's ideas in your research paper, you give them credit within your project or paper. This is called an "in-text citation." When you are finished with your project or paper, you then list all of the sources you used at the end of your paper. This list is called the "Works Cited" page.

What is MLA Format?
MLA format is a style of writing and formatting citations that was created by the organization, the Modern Language Association (MLA).

Is there a guide I can refer to help me write MLA citations?
Yes! Click here to access the Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab, which provides a variety of guides for creating all types of citations in MLA format!