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English 219 (Creative Nonfiction) Research Guide: Citing Sources

A research guide which suggests resources for locating information about and examples of creative nonfiction.

Creating Bibliographies

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used in this course to create your bibliography (or the "works cited" list as MLA calls it).  The Library has printed helpful guides to using MLA style (one for electronic sources and one for everything else).  These are available in the Library or on the Library homepage which also has a sample paper. (Link below.) 

The Library has also purchased software, called Noodlebib, which helps you format your bibliography.  You must be a current CCC student to use Noodlebib.  Access is also from the Library homepage and below.

Citing & Evaluating Resources

CCC Documents

External links

Need help citing sources?  Librarians are citation specialists.

Call the Reference Desk at 410-386-8340 or email

Flowchart for troubleshooting Noodlebib account

Having trouble getting into NoodleBib? Check out our account flowchart above, or download a PDF version below:

If you do not give proper credit to the sources of the ideas and quotations of others in your work, you are plagiarizing the information.

Choosing quality sources is an important part of research.  Use the handout and tutorial below to help you:

  • Select the best source/s for your information need and
  • Decide whether or not a source is reputable and provides accurate information that you can rely on for your project. 

Remember that your final product will only be as good as the sources you use.  Choose carefully!