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Citing Resources (aka "creating a bibliography")

Set up an account with NoodleTools ( ) if you have not already done so. This account can be used during your entire CHS career. If you are NOT setting it up on a school network computer, you will need the district name and password to connect your account to the school account (otherwise Noodletools may ask you for credit card info or you will only have access to the basic free version.) See your librarian, or pick up a pink 2016-2017 database brochure from the CHS library.


At CHS, different academic departments require different citation formats. Follow the directions of your teacher when choosing which format to follow. In general, the English/Language Arts department prefers APA (American Psychological Association) format and the Social Studies department prefers Chicago style.



MLA (Modern Language Association) website:


Below are links to some websites that show examples of APA format.


Purdue University’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) –

APA Guide: (American Psychological Association) 

Video Tutorial:


Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide -

Here are some other sites that can help you when writing a paper:


Documentation guidelines-citing sources within your papers:


Purdue University OWL – MLA Formatting and Style Guide - Has examples of all three major styles - Chicago/Turabian, MLA and APA. 


A Research Guide for Students   A site of sites for research, writing and style guides.


Eight Tools that Make Citing a Breeze


Style Sheets for Citing Internet and Electronic Sources

          This UC Berkeley tutorial offers MLA, Chicago, APA (scientific), CBE (scientific) and Turabian (history) style

citation info.


Links checked and edited 1/4/2017

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