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MLA Formatting Assistance & Help

LibGuide for Writing a Research Paper — a one-stop resource for writing tips, research ideas & tutorials, citation information, plagiarism & information ethics guidelines.

Citation Tutorial follow this link to get a quick overview of MLA formatting & the new changes.

MLA Quick Guide sheet

Noodle Tools MLA Bib Express – a citation generator into which you simply copy and paste what you need into your document. Create an account in Noodle Tools, and it will save your work, generate outlines, citations and notecards. Use it for all classes. Check with the library for logon information.

Knight Cite A free service to help you cite your sources properly. You can also set up a free account.

Bib Me! A free citation machine to help you cite your sources properly.

OWL Purdue University– This resource has pretty much everything you need — offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

MLA Style Guide – quick MLA formatting examples for proper citations.

Diigo – This free research tool makes it easy to highlight and annotate text on the web. You can access everything you save from your phone or another PC.

MyStickies – Sticky notes for the web. Better than bookmarks because you can annotate MyStickies with reminders, ideas, and other important info.

Web-Chops – Clip any part of a web page. Save it and arrange onto a personal topic page. You can share topic pages with friends or keep them all to yourself.

Cornell Notes PDF Generator – Create fully customizable and printable note-taking pages with this simple but wonderful web app. Pages can be blank, ruled, or graphed.

OttoBib – Enter an ISBN and OttoBib will automatically create a bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago format.