Thursday, October 8, 2009

Citing your Sources Just got Easier

Don’t know your MLA from your APA? Think Chicago style refers to the latest trend from the Windy City? Maybe it is time to learn to use your noodle – NoodleBib that is.

NoodleBib is a web-based bibliography composer and note-taking tool. It creates a works cited or bibliography in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles for export into your research paper.
The Vol State Library is offering workshops on using NoodleBib to lessen the frustration of citing your sources for a research paper or annotated bibliography. The workshop will begin with a 10-minute overview of NoodleBib so you can decide if it fits your needs. Then you can sign up for a free account and participate in a hands-on exercise of creating citations. The remainder of the hour-long workshop is open for discussion and exploration of the various features available, including note-taking.

The workshops are open to all Vol State students, staff and faculty and will be in the Library’s Research Center on the first floor. No reservations required. Dates and times of workshops are:

Mon., Oct 12 10:10 a.m.
Tue., Oct 13 11:30 a.m.
Thu, Oct. 15 1:00 p.m.
Tue., Oct 20 3:00 p.m. (fall break)
Mon., Oct. 26 11:15 a.m.
Mon, Oct. 26 2:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 29 5:00 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 3 3:00 p.m.
Wed., Nov 4 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact Livy Simpson at ext. 3414 or stop by the library.

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