Here is some information that may be helpful when writing a Works Cited:
At Gladstone we have a subscription to the online citation generator called Noodletools. Please click on the link, then click on “Register”. You will need to login using our school account. Please see Mrs. Montroy or Mr. Jakoy for the username and password. After this, you will need to create a personal ID. Please make sure you choose a password that you are familiar with that you will remember easily. There are lots of tutorials available from Noodletools; please ask for help if you need it.
If you are working on a group project you can “Share” your Works Cited and Notecards with the other group members. Being able to work collaboratively on Notecards is a feature that was not available on Easybib and we thought you may like using it.
You will also be asked to “Share” your project with Mrs. Montroy or Mr. Jakoy and possibly your teacher. We will show you how to do this.
With our Noodletools subscription, citations can be done in MLA, APA or Chicago, all of which have helpful websites (please see the links below).
Worksheets to help with keeping track of sources while taking notes:
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style:
Modern Languages Association website. The MLA has recently published its 8th edition of the MLA handbook (there is a copy in the Gladstone Library for you to look at). The website has information on the 8th edition and the changes that have been made, in particular a Quick Guide to Works Cited. The Quick Guide has an explanation of the core elements, as well as a practice template and some samples.
How to write an Annotated Bibliography
An Annotated Bibliography, as explained on the SFU Library website, is “…a bibliography (a list of books or other works) that includes descriptive and evaluative comments about the sources cited in your paper. These comments are also known as annotations.”
Each annotation that follows a citation is usually around 100-300 words in length. Please see the SFU Library website for more information about what it contains.
You can build an Annotated Bibliography in Noodletools. There is a box at the bottom of each citation where you can enter you annotation. It will be added when you Print/Export.
Here are some other sources that you may find helpful:
OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University – MLA Formatting and Style Guide
OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University – MLA In-Text citations: The Basics
MLA 7 Works Cited Handout (there are more copies in the Library Learning Commons) **this is currently undergoing revision to reflect the changes to MLA 8.
Sample Works Cited (MLA 8) from Purdue University
APA (American Psychological Association) Style:
OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University – APA Formatting and Style Guide
OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University – APA In-Text Citations: The Basics
Sample References page from OWL Purdue (scroll down to page 9).
Other Important information/worksheets:
Works Cited Marking Rubric (this is the rubric used by the Teacher Librarians here at Gladstone to mark your Works Cited).
Information from Cornell University on how to distinguish between Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals.
For information on Copyright law in Canada, please go to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada website and click on the Copyright Matters link.