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Citation Tools and Help

Citation Tools

The following links will take you to websites that help you create full citations in MLA format, APA format, and other formats used in academic research.

Here is how it works...You collect and enter in the correct bibliographic information about your source, enter it in, and the site will format it for you correctly! Then all you have to do is copy this formatted citation into the Works Cited page of your report. And yes, this is perfectly acceptable and is not plagiarism! These tools are designed for students to use.

Try them! Clicking the logos below will link to the citation website. Be sure to choose MLA format.



Please remember to fill in all the boxes! Especially when searching by ISBN, you may need to complete the citation with dates, places, etc. (These citations are open source and taken from student work.) Don't forget your page numbers! You also need to make sure you capitalize and spell correctly. These tools format exactly what you type--they don't fix it for you!

NoodleTools offers great resources and free tools for citing your sources.
NoodleTools Express is an ad-free bibliography maker.
Citing Primary Source Documents

How to cite Primary Source documents from the Library of Congress.

Citation Help

MLA Formatting and Style Guide A guide from the Online Writing Lab (OWL)at Purdue University on using MLA guidelines in research papers, and citing all types of sources.

Full OWL Resources for Grades 7-12 Students

MLA Citation Guide​ from Mackin has great examples in in-text citations and more.

Chart of In-Text Citation Basics – a concise page of information for parenthetical citations. While it does not include everything, the information it does provide is the essential information for middle and high school students.