Research & Citation Guides

  • Below you will find links to help you in conducting your research and citing your sources. Scroll down to find
    • Online Citation Guides
    • Online Citation Creators
    • Online Research Guides
    • Citation Handouts from the SOHS library

     
    ONLINE CITATION GUIDES:
      
    PAL: The Modern Language Association ~ a research and reference guide to writing papers; contains many examples of MLA style citations
     
    MLA Citation Style ~ from Long Island University, includes color-coded examples
     
    How To Cite Online Sources ~ specific examples of a number of different types of online sources, from the Library of Congress Learning Page
     
    CHICAGO STYLE FORMATTING
     
    This style of formatting is generally required only in certain IB courses.DO NOT CONSULT THE FOLLOWING GUIDES UNLESS YOUR TEACHER HAS SPECIFICALLYSTATED THAT YOU MUST USE CHICAGO STYLE FORMATTING
     
    Chicago Manual of Style~ from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University; to view theentire guide, either click on the link to 'Next Resource' at the bottomof each page or use the navigation links on the left side; the entireguide may be downloaded by clicking on the "OWL Chicago Style Guide" pdffile at the bottom of this page.

     
    ONLINE CITATION CREATORS
     
    Citation Machine ~ an online tool for creating citations; be sure to select MLA format!
     
    EasyBib~ another online tool for creating citations, this one defaults tocreate citations in MLA format ~ you will probably encounter pop-ups!
     
    Knight Cite~ this online citation tool from Calvin College’s Hekman Libraryfeatures a very easy-to-use interface; with free registration, aformatted document is available; does not suggest parentheticalcitations; MLA format is the default
     
    NoodleBib~ An online tool that is great for more unusual citations (blogs,pamphlets, message boards, etc.); it will create only one or twocitations ~ be sure to select MLA format!

     
    ONLINE RESEARCH GUIDES:
     
    Rules for Writers, Research and Documentation
     
     
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