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ENGL 1010 & 1020: 5. Cite

Research process and resources for ENGL 1010 & 1020 essays


NoodleTools is a citation creation tool that creates a properly formatted MLA citation and works cited page.

NoodleTools is available to Vol State students for free. Create, login to or validate your NoodleTools account through the Vol State subscription.

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Vol State Tutoring & Writing Support

The Learning Commons is available for all Vol State students seeking tutoring assistance and more. They provide help with writing and citing, including the basics of
  • Generating ideas and creating your thesis and focus, and development
  • Grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
  • Citing and writing with MLA, APA, AMA, and Chicago/Turabian styles

In addition, online help is available through eLearn. Look for the links to Essay Review and Writing Support in the Academic Support support of your course page in eLearn.

More Citation Research Guides

The Cite Your Sources Research Guide has more information on the various citation styles.

The NoodleTools Research Guide gives step-by-step guidance on how to create your account and enter sources into NoodleTools to create citations.

MLA Handbook

The MLA Handbook is the "official" guide to the MLA style. It is available in print format at all Vol State libraries.

MLA style: online resources

Online resources to help you learn about and use MLA style for your course assignments at Vol State.