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Cite Your Sources!  

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Why Cite?

  • Give Credit to the Author or CreatorPart of your research is built upon the research of other people. It is important and fair to give them credit for their hard work (just as you would hope others would give you credit if they were quoting your own work!)
  • Locate SourcesBy citing sources, you provide the information readers of your paper need in order to locate the same sources that you did. 
  • Avoid Plagiarism - By referencing the work of scholars and other professionals, you demonstrate that your own research is based on solid, reliable information and that you are capable of critical thinking by being able to synthesize that research into your own.
  • Stay Organized

Show Me! (Tutorials)

Not sure how to cite a particular source?  Show Me tutorials can help.  Simply select your source type from the drop down menu and let your personal coach take you through citing the source.





How do I get started in NoodleBib?

Log in: 


Create a personal ID, using your school login and password. (ask Mrs. Janosek)
Please do fill out graduation year, initials, and phone number information asked for.

·       If NoodleTools asks for the school authenication information, the ID is independencesd and you may get the password from Mrs. Janosek

·       To start a new project, find the Create a New Project button on the right side of the screen.

·       Choose MLA Advanced.

·       Give your project a name.

·       Click Works Cited to start your works cited.

How do I print my bibliography?

When you’ve added all your citations, use the "Print/Export" menu for options.

I am having trouble figuring out my source type or what to enter into the fields in NoodleBib.

Need help? You can:

MLA Help

Visit the Guide to the right of this column.

APA Help

Click on this guide from Technical College of the Lowcountry


General Information

Below are links to several documents that offer guidelines and helpful hints for several aspects of preparing your research paper and Works Cited list.



citation reflects all of the information a person would need to locate a particular source. For example, basic citation information for a book consists of name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), title of the book, name of publisher, place of publication, and most recent copyright date.

citation style (such as "APA" or "MLA") dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting. 

bibliography is an organized list of citations.

In an annotated bibliography, each citation is followed by a brief note—orannotation—that describes and/or evaluates the source and the information found in it. 

works cited (MLA style) or references (APA style) list presents citations for those sources referenced or cited in a particular paper, presentation, or other composition.

An in-text citation consists of just enough information to correspond to a source's full citation in a Works Cited or References list. In-text citations often require a page number (or numbers) showing exactly where relevant information was found in the original source. 

An abstract is a summary of an article or other work and cannot be used as if it were the full text. You should not reference or cite an abstract in a paper or presentation, but instead find the full text.


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