MLA Works Cited Quick Guide: Update
The Robinson High School English Department and LTC English Department have both adopted MLA 8. As of May 2018, several of the databases subscriptions have edited their citation generators to reflect the new formatting of MLA 8, but it is inadvisable to use them without checking the newest manual. Here is a style guide link from MLA showing their recommended core template: https://style.mla.org
MLA Paper Template
Use your teacher's recommendation for font style and size. To open an MLA Template in GoogleDocs, click here.
MLA/APA Citation Generators -- WARNING: Generators are not 100% accurate.
A citation generator is an electronic way to input information about resources and materials you used for a report or term paper to create a works cited page (or bibliography) in an acceptable writing format with cut-and-paste ease. Use generators at your own risk. Please double-check with the citation guide provided by your instructor.
Easy Bib -- http://www.easybib.com
The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
NoodleBib Express -- http://www.noodletools.com/login.php
Landmark Son of Citation Machine -- http://citationmachine.net/
Online Style Manuals
A style manual is a published book of rules for a particular way of writing research papers -- APA, MLA, CMS, etc. Know what your teacher requires. Below are helpful websites.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) --http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center --http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/index.html
Research and Documentation Online 5th ed. --http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/
For off-campus use of our databases, please contact the librarian for user names and passwords.
World Book Online
Encyclopedia articles, recommended websites, special reports, and magazine articles for general and in-depth researching.
Infobased Learning (previously Facts.com)
Issues and controversies, editorials, and related subjects on current news stories or term paper topics.
Magazine and newspaper articles, radio/tv transcripts, maps, pictures, topic searches as well as general reference information from online encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and thesauruses.
Salem Press -- History (Decades series)
Articles and information about the 60's, 70's, 80's in American history. There is a 3 volume set of decades reference books which compliment the database. See Mrs. Jenkins for details.
Database and resource for career guidance, planning, and portfolio creation.
Magazine and scholarly journal articles. Recommended database within FirstSearch: Wilson SelectPlus (Full-text). No passwords required if accessed on any RHS computer.
ACT ONLINE TEST
User Name & Password Required
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Provided by LTC. Dual-credit students may use Entrata or see Mrs. Jenkins for passwords.
Academic Search Complete
Provided by LTC Dual-credit students may use Entrata or see Mrs. Jenkins for passwords.