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Writing a College Paper

Check Generated Citations

Using Microsoft Office Word or citation generators in databases to create your work cited page or bibliography  is a good start, BUT it is not always perfect. Check it against the style guides on this page

For example: in MLA format Word 2007 leaves off the medium of publication section.

MLA Style

Check out the online MLA citation and writing style guideline from OWL at Purdue University.

Visit: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

MLA Paper Example

You can view this MLA example with recommendations on the Purdue OWL website by clicking the link above.

MLA Paper Example

You can view this MLA example with recommendations on the Purdue OWL website by clicking the link above.

NoodleTools


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NoodleTools (formally NoodleBibs) is a web-based tool to help you form bibliographic citations in different styles, including MLA and APA.  You will need to create a free NoodleTools account using your Illinois Central College e-mail address to get started.

Need help with using NoodleTools?
Please contact the library reference desk at either (309) 694-5461 or (309) 690-6837, or visit http://libguides.icc.edu/techtues/noodletools

APA Style

The APA style website is very helpful in explaining their citation format. Visit: http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

Watch this tutorial on APA Style.

APA Style Examples

APA Lite first page

APA Style Examples

APA Lite first page

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