Online Bibliographic Tools
Use any of the tools below to create a bibliography and correctly cite your sources. Grade 10 - 12 students are instructed on how to use to use NoodleTools. However, the skills learned for each are transferable to any online bibliographic tool (a few of which are also listed below).
MLA Documentation Style
Visit the Purdue University "MLA Formatting and Style Guide" website for information on questions you have about citing sources.
Link to the UBC Learning Commons for a variety of guides on citing sources. The UBC MLA Documentation Style guide is below.
1. When you incorporate another’s words, facts or ideas, whether in a direct quotation or by paraphrasing, you need to insert a brief parenthetical acknowledgement. Give the author’s last name and the page(s) of the source. If the author’s name appears in the sentence, you may omit it from the parenthetical citation.
2. For web resources, unless the pages or paragraphs are numbered, use only the author’s last name. If no author is indicated, use the first word of the title.
3. “If you borrow more than once from the same source within a single paragraph and no borrowing from another source intervenes, you may give a single parenthetical reference after the last borrowing” (MLA Handbook 218).
4. In citing classic verse, plays and poems, omit page numbers and cite by division (act, scene, canto, book, part) and line, with periods separating the various numbers. Titles of famous works are often abbreviated (Ham. 1.5.35-37).
Words for Introduction of Quotations (MLA format)
Link to the complete McEwen University MLA Style Guide see here.