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: http://www.mla.org
Below are links to some websites that show examples of APA format.
Purdue University’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) –
APA Guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/resource/560/01 (American Psychological Association)
Video Tutorial: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide - http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Here are some other sites that can help you when writing a paper:
Landmark’s Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net
Duke Libraries' Guide to Citing Resources - http://library.duke.edu/research/citing
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Documentation guidelines-citing sources within your papers:
Purdue University OWL – MLA Formatting and Style Guide
A Research Guide for Students
http://www.aresearchguide.com/styleguides.html 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
Links checked and edited 1/4/2017