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East Central: Automotive Technology: Business Writing Help

Citing Sources

When you write a research paper or report for a class, you will need to cite your sources.  Never fear, help is available! 

For a good source on avoiding plagiarism (with links to additional sources), Click here --from EBSCO.

Here is some help for those who need to know -- How to Write a Research Paper (from Purdue's OWL, Online Writing Lab).

  • Many of our library databases, such as EBSCO or ProQuest, offer help citing the sources you find -- look for the options available when you print or email an article, or sometimes a link will be available onscreen when you are viewing an article. (Be sure to double check what they provide against one of the following tools.)
  • NoodleTools can help you build a citation for any kind of resource you need to cite.  For more information (and if you are a first-time user), see below.
  • And finally, you can stop in your campus library for a copy of the Citation Handbook developed for our region.

    Help Sites and Samples of Business Writing

    Subject Guide



    Getting Started with NoodleTools/NoodleBib

    NoodleBib is a comprehensive MLA and APA bibliography composer with a fully-integrated note-taking component.

    Each user must create a "personal folder" (i.e., select a personal ID and password) by clicking the "Create a new folder" link on the NoodleTools login screen.

    A student clicking on "Create a new folder" from within the IP range we have on record will be automatically authenticated. Otherwise, they will be prompted for the campus subscription login (or just the password). If this happens, contact your library for assistance. Once you have created a personal folder, you will not need campus "authentication" again, but only your newly created personal ID and password at the log in screen.

    Please feel welcome to ask library staff for assistance.