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Bentley Middle School Library: How to Cite Your Sources

Welcome to our Middle School's library website!

Why Cite?

  • Give Credit to the Author or Creator
  • Locate Sources
  • Avoid Plagiarism
  • Stay Organized

Helpful Websites for Creating Citations

Now that was EASY! Just use your NoodleTools

Citing your sources doesn't have to be hard.
Just remember to
 get the information while you are in the source! 

Register for free with NoodleTools and:

  • save all your citations
  • create folders to stay organized
  • use notecards  to help layout your paper
  • build an Outline
  • NoodleBib


From you school gmail account, click the "waffle" grid in the upper right corner for Google Apps.  Go to "more" to find the special "Noodletools" icon.  This will get you in automatically once you create a Noodletools account.


  • The first time you use NoodleTools you will have to create a new account by doing the following:
    • Click “Create a Personal I.D.”  then choose "An account linked to a school/library subscription."
    • Enter a Personal I.D. (of your choosing) and Personal Password then click "create."
    • Choose the school location (Bentley School Hiller campus)
    • Enter your initials and the last 4 digits of your phone number


  • Click “Create a New Project” in green on the right
  • Choose "MLA" for the citation style and "Advanced" for the level.
  •  Enter the title of your project, e.g. “Cuba.”
  • Click the “Sources” button at the top middle of the screen
    • On the next screen click the “+ create new citation” button (green) in the upper left.
    • In the “Where is it?” pop-up menu make the appropriate choice for your item
    • In the “What is it?” pop-up menu again make the appropriate choice
    • Add the information for your source
    • Click "submit"
  • To Add another citation you would again select the "+ create a new citation" button from the box on the top left.  This is a working bibliography and you may add more citations to it in the future.

Your “works cited” will be saved on the NoodleTools site for 1 year 

QUESTIONS? -- Ask Ms. Ilyin

Here's What a Bibliography Should Look Like

“40 Fun Facts about Halloween." Random Facts. Random History, 4 Oct. 2010. Web. 2 Nov. 2012. <>. 

Florian, Douglas.  Insectlopedia.  New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1998. Print.

Johnson, Virginia. "The Presidential Election: How It Works." Kids.LibraryPoint. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 24 Jan. 2012. Web. 2 Nov. 2012.

Lawrence, Caroline.  The Twelve Tasks of Flavia GeminaBrookfield, CT:  Roaring Book Press, 2003.  Print. 

MacHale, DJ.  The Quillan Games.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2006.  Print.

“Tiger Moth.”, 2011.  Web. 6 November 2012.

NoodleTool Tutorials

Getting into NoodleTools
How to get started in NoodleTools
How to create, edit, and share projects.
How to create a bibliography and cite sources in NoodleTools.
How to create and use notecards in NoodleTools.
Student Collaboratio
How to set up a collaboration for students in NoodleTools.
Tutorial Index
Complete list of NoodleTools tutorials