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Research and Writing Tips
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is the most common style used to write research papers in your History and English classes. 
Here is an example of a properly MLA formatted Works Cited Page: MLA Works Cited Example.pdf
APA (American Psychological Association) style is commonly used to write research papers in your social science classes (Family Studies, Science). 
Here is an example of a properly APA formatted Reference List: APA Reference List Example.pdf
This web site Purdue OWL: MLA and APA Style Guide can help you with citing your sources.
NoodleTools can be used by students of Sinclair to help you manage the research process. NoodleTools offers citation tools and note-taking and outlining features to help you organize and synthesize information. Click here to access NoodleTools.

Ask a Teacher-librarian for the school's user id and password and how to set up your own account. Individual teachers will provide you with the necessary drop box information for their courses .

Plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
Please go to Plagiarism 101 to find out more about plagiarism and how to avoid it. You can see all the details on the different examples of plagiarism here.
How much do you know about plagiarism? Take this Plagiarism Quiz to find out your score! For an online tutorial on plagiarism, visit Acadia Univeristy's You Quote It! You Note It! tutorial.
Website Evaluation Tips
When doing research it is important to know where your information is coming from. Please go to Acadia University for a tutorial on how to evaluate website information.