This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in teaching or assisting students with the citation of sources when writing a research assignment.
At ACS Egham, all students must use Noodletools for citation. At the beginning of the year in which a student starts at Egham, they will be given an account or will be assisted in setting up their own account.
The statement below would be worthwhile putting up in your classroom or including in any research assignment information:
"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation."
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. New York: MLA. 55. Print.
There are a number of different ways to cite resources in projects.
The citation style usually depends on the grade a student is in and the subject area.
- MLA style for all students in grades 5 to 12
- Chicago for grade 11 and 12 students who are in humanities only
Students may also need to choose the correct level on Noodletools. At the junior level there are only a limited number of choices of source types. This may not always be appropriate for a student doing research on the Internet.
Generally, follow the guidelines below:
- Junior: grades 5 and below
- Advanced: grades 6-12