You must use citations when:
When in doubt, cite it!
The American Statistical Association's citation format is generally used for statistics research papers. This style is similar to others you may be familiar with but includes precise instructions on how to visualize data, format charts and grafts, and format your bibliography. The style help sheet is located at:
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 will not only help you create your footnotes and bibliography, it also will help you stay organized. When you create a project, you have the ability to record, link, and track your sources, attach notecards, make an outline, export a bibliography, and copy/paste footnotes into your paper. You also may share your project with your teacher and/or classmates.
For history assignments, you should use Chicago Style bibliography and footnotes, and choose the "advanced" option to get the most types of citation forms. If you have any questions about citations, please chat with a librarian using OWHL Answers. We are here to help!
When writing this paper, you will be using the MLA format. MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes). If you have any questions, please use the OWHL's LibChat service through the widget on the Home page of this OWHLGuide.