When doing research, it is important to keep track of where you get your information and cite your sources, whether they be from a book, encyclopedia, or web page. Everything on the Internet is published information, including graphics, music, and video. All students are expected to give proper credit to any information, graphics, or other resources that they use in their work. The following links are meant to help students cite resources correctly. Even if a formal bibliography is not a requirement for an assignment, students should note when something they use is not their own creation. This is especially true for graphic and audio/video files obtained from the Internet. When using files from the Internet be sure you are using graphics that are not copyright protected unless you have obtained permission from the creator. See our Clip Art page for good sites offering graphics for free use.
Help sheets for putting together your works cited
Below are a list of resources or resource types you may have used. The links are to forms that will help you gather the correct information you need to have when citing your sources. The forms are available in either MS Word or in PDF form.
Grolier Online - MS Word / PDF
iConn - MS Word / PDF
Website - MS Word / PDF
Book - MS Word / PDF
Reference Source - MS Word / PDF
Additional Web resources
Web Research Guide :: Citing Web Sources
This site by McDougall Littell includes helpful information on plagiarism, proper citation of resources and an activity to test your knowledge
The Write Source: MLA Style
This site contains an overview of how to site all types of resources using the MLA style
Noodle Tools - Noodle Bib Express
This site allows you to put in bibliographic information from all types of resources (print and electronic) and will generate a citation for the resource in proper form. To access the free tool, go to "NoodleBib Express" under "Free Tools".
Study Skills Self-Help
From Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Counseling Center comes a wealth of study skills self-help information such as time scheduling suggestions, note taking strategies, priority setting, ten ways to do it now and not procrastinate, etc. Although intended for university students, most are applicable to all ages.