Research Papers

NWMHS MLA Formatting Guide – Click on this link for step-by-step directions on typing and formatting your MLA paper with Word 2007.


Using Wikipedia for Research – check out this article about using Wikipedia for scholarly research.


Bibliographies/Works Cited

BibMe – free citation maker for MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turbian styles.

CHEGG – Get help with schoolwork 24/7, access online citation and writing tools, find the right college, find internships & careers, or just find ways you can make a difference in the world!

Citing Sources – This Duke University Library guide gives examples of various citations for APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles.

EasyBib – Quick and easy step by step citation of sources and also guides you through footnotes. Download the Ap for your smartphone, free at:


ElectraGuide – is a tool that wants to help high school students: find a topic, create a thesis, and generate an outline.

Knight Cite – Creates citations in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.

MLA Style – Modern Language Association of America – Straight from the horses mouth, “these guidelines . . . are the only ones available on the Internet that are authorized” by the MLA.

MyBib – WOW! A very simple to use citation creator in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and more. Helps you proofread citations for missing information and it actually creates your Works Cited page for you –with the citations in the correct order! It is free, has no ads, and can be downloaded directly to Chrome.

NoodleBib – Guides you step by step through placing needed items in their fields and shows you an example of what your citation should look like MLA style.

OWL at Purdue University — This is a great source to check to see examples of MLA 2009 formatting as well as specific directions for citations.

Slate Citation Machine – David Warlick’s Landmark Project which features fill-in-the-blank style citation maker. Features both MLA and APA standard citations.

World Book Online Citation Maker – formats in both MLA and APA styles. If prompted — Log-In ID: nwmhs        Password:  mustangs


Copyright Challenge – test your knowledge of copyright with this quiz.

Copyright from CyberBee – interactive site for learning about copyright issues for students.

Copyright Laws for Students – short explanation from eHow.

Copyright Quiz – “In this plan, students are made aware of copyright and fair use guidelines for teachers and asked to take a quiz on what they have learned. ”


Plagiarism Tutorial – Acadia University’s, “You Quote It, You Note It” interactive tutorial on plagiarism.

Paper Rater – FREE online service that performs basic grammar and spelling checks. This site also scans the paper and assesses if for plagiarism.

PlagTracker – “Students can also benefit from our plagiarism detection software by having their essays or research papers checked for any plagiarism that may have been committed in their work”.

Plagiarism Checker – “Type several phrases from a student’s essay, hitting the Enter key after each phrase. When you click the Submit button, this site links you to a Google search results page. The page has a list of Web sites that contain one or more of the phrases you typed in.”

Plagiarism Detect – “At PlagiarismDetect you can make sure that your papers contain original information and all the sources are properly cited.” – defines plagiarism and offers ways to avoid it.

Plagiarizr — FREE plagiarisim dectector.


Research Process

A+ Research and Writing Step By Step – takes you step by step through your research paper. Starts with being given the assignment, all the way to writing the paper.

EasyBib ebook – guides you through everything you need for research!

Evaluating Web Pages – a tutorial for finding information on the Internet.

Evaluation Criteria for good website to use for research.

Introduction to Our Research – CRLS Research Guide — This research guide will take you step by step through the process of “doing research” so that you don’t get lost along the way. This is the website used in our 8th Grade Computer Class.

Kentucky Virtual Library How to do Research – step by step information to guide you through the research process.

OWL at Purdue – lots of FREE resources on the research process including online tutorials.

Primary Sources – use for a great description of primary sources.


Source Notes

Use the following forms to collect the information you will need to create your Works Cited page:


Encyclopedia Article

Film or Videorecording




Magazine or Journal


Online Database (eLibrary, Inspire, etc.)


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