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MLA Citation & NoodleTools
MLA 8 Citation & NoodleTools

What is Citation?
When conducting research, it is important to record the resources (books, websites, images, etc.) that were used to give credit to the person(s) responsible for creating those resources and avoid plagiarism This process is called citation, and there are very specific rules in which this should be done. HMS uses Modern Language Association (MLA) format (version 8) to cite sources and format our research papers.  Check out the link to OWL at the bottom of this page for details on how citation and formatting is accomplished. 

NoodleTools
All HMS students have a NoodleTools account that is used to create citations.  NoodleTools simplifies citation by presenting the student with a fill-in-the blank form for each resource to be cited.  To access NoodleTools, click on the "waffle" from gmail or Drive, and scroll down to the NoodleTools logo. 

Please click here for NoodleTools how-to videos

Why Cite?

Check out this video that explains why we need to cite our sources and then check out the tools below to create your own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2q0NlWcTq1Y

Another helpful video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MfQTvqfs0&feature=related

Helpful Links
  The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Perdue University is an incredible resource that will help you format your research paper, as well as your Works Cited page.
Grammar Handbook 
This site is sponsored by the Unversity of Illinois and is a great resource for definitions and examples of basic grammatical rules.  Use this site to ace that research paper!