You must use citations when:
When in doubt, cite it!
The four key steps are to Get Organized, Gather Information, Use the Information, and Reflect.
To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain.
With a research topic or an assignment, you may simply start with the Research section of the library.
As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply stop by the OWH Library's Help Desk, or give us a call.
The joy of finding footnotes and bibliographic entries that lead to the perfect original source can only happen when scholars carefully track their sources and generate citations in an appropriate style. Neglecting to track your sources as you move through the research process will cost you HOURS of precious time.
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NoodleTools is a bibliographic citation and notes management tool. It creates citations for dozens of source types in a variety of styles. It also helps you keep your citations associated with source notes you create. It is simple to use and will save you HOURS.
When writing this paper, you will be using the MLA format. MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes). If you have any questions, please see a librarian at the help desk for assistance with using the MLA Handbook.