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Hope Highlands Middle School Library: Citing Sources / Bibliography

Always Cite Your Sources

It is important to always cite your sources.  Citation helps you avoid plagiarism, and allows the reader to find your research sources.  Citing your sources also helps to make your writing more believable and gives evidence to your arguments.  These websites will help make it easy for you to cite your sources properly.  

Purdue OWL MLA Citation Guide

The Purdue Owl guide to MLA is the authority on citation.  This guide contains easy-to-understand directions on formatting citations, in-text (parethetical) citations, and works cited pages in MLA format.

Need Help with a Citation?

Free homework help is available daily from 2:00-10:00PM for all Cranston students in grades K-12 with a Cranston Public Library library card.  Students can connect with live tutors in the following subjects through an online chat (Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Writing) and receive free help with their homework.  Homework Help RI also includes a Homework Resources section (lessons, study guides, worksheets and videos)

Free Online Citation Creators

Use the free online citation creators below to generate and save citations for all types of sources. 

    Use EasyBib for this assignment.

Online Grammar & Plagiarism Checker

Use Grammarly to check your writing for proper grammar and plagiarism. 

Thanks to Heidi Blais, Cranston East High School library media specialist,  for sharing her page.

Use MLA 8

Use MLA 8 Guidelines for your citations and bibliography.