LS Library Database Passwords (to access databases outside of LS building)

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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 or Peter.