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They have solid information, so please make use of them.


For required websites, consult Mr. Raffel's assignment directions.

If you find additional web sources, check them for credibility with the SCRAP Test.

If you check a website with the SCRAP Test questions and are still unsure if it is reliable, then ask your teacher or the librarians.


Citation Basics:

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

  • MyBib (works via internet cookies, so if you are using a shared device, then you will need to copy the citations to a Google doc)

  • NoodleTools (see more info in the "NoodleTools" section below)

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.

Examples of website citation:

Last Name, First Name. “Page Title.” Website Title, Publisher, Day Mon. Year of Publication, URL.

McCoy, Kevin. “2008 financial crisis: Could it happen again?” USA Today, USA Today, 8 Sept. 2013, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/08/legacy-2008-financial-crisis-lehman/2723733/.