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Citing Your Work at Ravenscroft

At Ravenscroft, we use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition as a guide to citing our work. The Modern Language Association’s format gives credit to a source and is used around the world. We have given examples for most types of entries. If you have a specific question about a source or how to find what you need, you will find the MLA Handbook in the library (call number 808 MLA) and on English classroom shelves. Use the index in the handbook to look up your individual circumstance.

NoodleTools and EasyBib are tools to help you write citations. Create an account on campus with your teacher and you'll be able to store all of your citations, notes, and outlines there. This will help you stay organized with all of your sources by entering the information for your source into the specific template where the program will format the citation and keep them in your account until you're ready to turn in your paper. With these programs and with any databases who self-generate, always check over any citations that are created.

Works Cited, References, and Bibliography: What’s the Difference?

  • Works Cited shows the works you have cited. This means for every parenthetical entry within the final product, there is a citation at the end. A Works Consulted List would be anything you might have read in preparation, but with no one-to-one correlation in the paper.
  • Some formats, like APA Style, call this your list of References.
  • A Bibliography is a listing of everything you have read on the subject.
  • An Annotated Bibliography gives a descriptive paragraph for each source. See a sample here.

Formatting tips for your works cited page, see example here:

For more details on MLA Format and the 2009 update, see the Purdue University Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

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