Research Guide: Researching an Argument

This guide will help you research and find evidence to support an argument.

What's in this guide?

Welcome to the Citations Guide

To learn how to effectively cite sources for your essays, presentations and other projects:

  • explore the tabs on this guide
  • watch video segments on this page

Purpose of Citations

Citations are a way of giving credit to others for their ideas and work. In school, in jobs and in our personal lives, when we write an essay, give a presentation, make a speech, or record a video, we are often stepping into ongoing conversations and previous research around a topic. In the scholarly tradition of the United States, citations demonstrate that we have done our research and they give credit to those whose ideas and words we are building on.

Citations: The How and Why of Citing Sources

NoodleTools Citation Workshop

NoodleTools Citation Workshop

Scholarship is a Conversation!
This hands-on workshop will help you understand why and how to give credit in your academic work and beyond.

Workshop focus:
  • Understanding why and when to cite other works
  • Integrating and citing sources material
  • Using NoodleTools citation maker
Please create your NoodleTools account before attending the workshop. Instructions are below.

Schedule:  

All Citation Workshops Meet in Person in HL213

  • Week 4: APA in person Wednesday, July 24 at 11am
  • Week 4: MLA in person Thursday, July 25 at 11am
  • Week 5: MLA in person Wednesday, July 31 at 11am
  • Week 5: APA in person Thursday, August 1 at 11am

See below for a link to our online asynchronous tutorial in Canvas. 

To Register:
  • Open the REGISTRATION LINK below to select the workshop date you would like.
  • We will send you registration confirmation. 
  • Please be sure to set up your NoodleTools Account or check your login to your existing account prior to the workshop. (Instructions are below.)
  • You may drop in without registering space permitting.
Set up your NoodleTools account
Asynchronous Citations & NoodleTools Workshops:

Can't attend a citation workshop at the scheduled times?  

You can take an online version of the workshop through our online NoodleTools Citation Tutorial in Canvas or the NoodleTools How-To Guide!

Research 103 LibGuide

Acknowledgement

Some content of this guide was used with permission from Anne Arundel Community College Library.  Many thanks for sharing their excellent work!

Automatic Citation Generator

NoodleTools

Access online tutorials using the links below:

Quick Guides: APA and MLA

Citation Quick Guides