History: 1960'S TEACH-IN (GILLESPIE)





If you're in person, check out the book cart to find some books.

After the instructional session, the book cart will be available in the library throughout this project. Just ask library staff where to find it.


Citation Basics:

  • Citation means crediting information from a source that you used in your research and writing. When you cite, you are giving some identifying information about the source you used.

  • Citation has 2 aspects; you must do BOTH:

  1. Rewrite ideas from the source (change words and sentence structure) OR provide a direct quotation ("...using quotes").

  2. Give credit to the information source. You must do this even if you put the information in your own words.

  • A variety of citation styles exist for different fields of study. For this project, use MLA 8 citation style.

  • Example Works Cited page

Citation Generators:

To create your MLA 8 Works Cited list, try one of these citation generators:

IMPORTANT NOTE: LS Library databases provide complete citations. Just copy the entire MLA 8 citation from the database and paste it into your citation generator:

  • In MyBib: Click More and choose Write/Paste citation (end of list).

  • In NoodleTools: First, choose the type of citation you want. Then, you'll have the option to Quick cite. These directions show more.

Google waffle menu and app options

Waffle menu with NoodleTools logo


  • Can help you create and organize your citations and notes.

  • To sign in: Log in to your LS Google account, click the waffle menu, and scroll down to NoodleTools (see image on the left).

  • If you need help, please check in with Paula or Peter.