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MLA Format

MLA Citation


MLA has released a new version of rules - MLA 8.  We are transitioning to these new guidelines and materials will be produced shortly.

We are now using NoodleTools for citation generation, note card creation, and more!  HMS students can create an account for the NoodleTool site using their HMS GSuite (formerly Google Apps) account! Once the account is created, you will see a icon for NoodleTools within GSuite (in the "waffle" next to Classroom).
 

Why Cite?
When we conduct research, it is important that we note the resources that we used in order to give credit to the person(s) responsible for creating those resources and avoid plagiarizing
At HMS, we use the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for citing our resources.   

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!