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English: The Crucible-Gaskill

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Salem and Witch Trial History

Salem Witch Hysteria

The witch no. 1
Baker, Joseph. The witch no. 1. 1892. Lithograph. Library of Congress. Web. 8 Oct. 2015.

Noodlebib Mini Guide

Noodlebib is a web-based tool that helps you cite information sources in MLA or APA style, take notes, outline, and organize your research. Getting started
See our Noodlebib Guide for more information.  

Export Sources to Create a Works Cited Page
  • From the Sources screen, select Print/Export
  • Select Formatting Options to set your header (your last name). 
  • Select Export as a Word Doc (or Google Docs).
  • Locate the downloaded file in your browser and open in a Word, Pages, or other program.  
  • Add the works cited to the last page of your paper or save as a stand-alone document.
Export Information in Notecards to Word
  • From the Notecard screen, confirm that all notecards have been moved into your outline in the desired order. 
  • Select Print > Outline with Notecards
  • Select Export to Word or Google Docs
  • Deselect all checkboxes EXCEPT for Quotation, Paraphrase, and My Ideas
  • Select submit and follow the prompts from your browser to open download in Word/Google docs.
  • See the document below for more detailed instructions. 

MLA Style Tips

  1. 1 inch margins
  2. Double spaced
  3. 12 point, Times New Roman font
  4. Title centered at top of page (no additional formatting)
  5. On the first page, top left corner, list your name, teacher's name, the class, and the date.
  6. A header with your last name, a space, and then consecutive page number should be in the top right corner. 
  7. See the following sample paper from the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab).
See the Library's more complete MLA Guide

Citing Sources and Creating a Works Cited Page

  • Remember to use pre-formatted citations from digital sources when available. Don't forget to double check for accuracy.
  • For sources that do not provide formatted citations, use Noodlebib Express or the citation examples in OAHS MLA Guide in Brief. This guide also provides basic document, works cited, and in-text citation formatting instructions. 
  • For more detailed information on citing sources, visit Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Works Cited page format

  1. Heading centered at top of page: Works Cited
  2. Entire page double spaced
  3. Citations are alphabetized
  4. First line of citation flush left; all subsequent lines indented a half inch
  5. Proper punctuation and capitalization is used.

Standard format for in-text citations in MLA Style
At the end of the passage, include the author's last name and the page number (when applicable) in parentheses. Notice that the in-text citation comes before the period and becomes part of the sentence. When no author is listed, use the title or a shortened version of the title.

Direct Quotation
"Women accused of witchcraft tended to be assertive or argumentative types, with few friends" (Woolf 39).

Paraphrased version
Women who were loners and spoke their minds were often accused of witchcraft (Woolf 39).

Source with no author
In this era even children were made to feel the heavy weight of obedience and sin. From an early age they had heard sermons that were meant to inspire fear in adults as well as children" (Witchcraft in America 37).




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