In this section you will find examples showing you how to document the resources you use in your writing (MLA style) and links to some of the better Online Writing Labs or OWLs on the Web. Thanks to Harry Stuurmans, former FVRL media specialist for his excellent citation guides.
Writing Assignments
Turnitin (WriteCycle)
Citing Sources
MLA Research Guide
This guide is a summary of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Ed. 2009, which is intended to guide research that will be required during your high school career.
Example of Works Cited Page (MS Word)
This example shows most of the commonly-used media and sources found on our library webpages and on the world wild web.
Example of Works Cited Page (Google Docs)
This example shows most of the commonly-used media and sources found on our library webpages and on the world wild web.
Easy Bib
It's our new favorite. Yeah, we have to endure ads, but that's life. Be sure to use "Manual Entry" if you want to be sure you get an accurate citation. http://easybib.com/
How to Cite Sources: The Tutorial
This Powerpoint will quickly and painlessly cover the basics of MLA citations, works cited pages, and parenthetical references...all in a colorful and only semi-boring style.
Writing Guides
Purdue University's OWL / Research and Documenting Sources
Many colleges and universities have created OWLs or Online Writing Labs. Purdue's is one of the best. This link will connect you to two important pieces of Purdue's OWL--Research Skills and Resources and Writing Research Papers.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/index.html