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Composition I- Professor Ailles

Introduction to Citing

From North Carolina State University Libraries

Documenting Sources

Working Bibliography *
  • Dynamic list of sources consulted for paper and organized according to your outline
  • Descriptive elements (author, title, name of source) provided for each source
  • All sources should contain (1) author(s), title (with sub-title(s)), (3) publication year, medium consulted
  • Additional information provided according to type of source:  book, chapter in book, periodical article, or web sources such as web page, blog, email, discussion forum, chat

* - Also called source list or Works Consulted list


Annotated Bibliography - Sample (Indian River State Coll)

  • Working bibliography with added summaries or annotations for each source
  • Reminder of what is contained in soruces
  • Helps to refine argument of paper
  • Some research projects require annotated bibliography as end product of research


Works Cited - Sample (Purdue OWL)

  • Alphabetical list of sources used in the body of your paper
  • Provides full citation information (author, title, publication information)
  • Last page of paper

See also:  Palmquist, Mike.  The Bedford Researcher.  Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012.

See also APA style and APA Resource Center

NoodleTools: Saving and Organizing Citations

2 ways to save a citation in NoodleTools

Direct export to NoodleTools from a database

  • Use the Direct Export To NoodleTools button to store citations in NoodleTools

Manually insert a citation in NoodleTools found in the library catalog by following the steps:

From the library catalog:

  1. Select the resource title to view the bibliographic record
  2. Select the Citation icon and choose APA 7th edition to format the citation.
  3. Select Copy Citation to Clipboard

In NoodleTools:

  1. Open the appropriate Project or create a Project to store your citation.
  2. Select New Source in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Print or In Hand tab and choose the appropriate format of the citation. Select Continue.
  4. Choose Quick Cite: Copy & Paste a citation
  5. Paste the citation in the text box under  Manually Edited Citation
  6. Use the APA Guide link in the upper right hand of the screen to verify the proper format.