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Citation management, the tracking and documenting of your potential references, is a critical part of your researching! Here at Bancroft, the software NoodleTools is available to help you in this process. Click below to get started!

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Citing from a Database

Creating a works cited page can be made a little easier by using technology to your advantage!

When you locate an article in a database that you might use for your research, be sure to look for the Citation tool. 

Often times this tool is designated by a quotation mark (see image below for an example from the Gale Databases).

While each database may look slightly different, one thing is the same - finding the citation button will allow you to access an accurate citation in MLA8 format that you can then copy and paste into Noodle Tools.

What Does a Works Cited Look Like?

Curious what your Works Cited Page should look like in MLA 8?  

The image below is representative of a traditional works cited page in MLA 8 Format. Click on the image below for additional details! 

Be sure to note the presence of the hanging indent! In MLA8, hanging indents are a required part of Works Cited formatting.  Check out this handy tip sheet from Google for help with Hanging Indents in G Suite! 

Wait, what if my works cited is supposed to be annotated?  

An annotated works cited page will contain a bit more detail than a traditional works cited page. Your annotations should specifically address how the texts connect to your assignment and your reflections about them.

It is suggested that you include 1-2 sentences on:

  • A summary of the cited work
  • An evaluation of the cited work
  • A reflection on the usefulness of the work for your purposes.

Annotations are included directly under the citation indented 0.5" from the margin (in-line with your hanging indent).

Image Citation:
Russell, Tony, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Daniel P. Kenzie, Susan Wegener, Maryam Ghafoor, and Purdue OWL Staff. "Welcome to the Purdue OWL." MLA Formatting and Style Guide - MLA Sample Works Cited Page. Purdue OWL, 18 Aug.  2016. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/12/.

Hanging Indents

Hanging indents are a required part of an MLA8 properly formatted works cited page.  You can add hanging indents in both Word and Google Docs.  Please refer the the help pages for your specific document editor for more information.  

Quick Info:

Hanging Indents in Google Docs:

With your cursor in the line/paragraph you want to indent:

  1. Click Format > Align & Indent > Indentation options. Under "Special," select "Hanging."
  2. Press the blue Apply button to save your changes.

Hanging Indents in Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Office Support