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The CRLS Research Guide: Get help with the research process or writing your paper, including your introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. See Mrs. Severns, the librarian, if you still need help!

General Research Information and Links

MLA Citation Guides

Need help creating parenthetical citations (documentation) or a Works Cited page. The following handouts have instructions for citing in MLA format. Be sure to ask your teacher which format he or she is requiring.

Example of an 7th edition MLA style essay with Works Cited page and parenthetical citations (documentation):

You can find samples of 8th edition MLA style essays here.
Download a sample template for 8th edition MLA format here.

EasyBib Help
Need help citing your sources? Go to We now have the school edition available if you would like to access the note-taking feature and get rid of the ads. Just hit Register and use the coupon code for Martin High School. (You must see the librarian or view the poster outside the library to get this since we're not allowed to publish it online.) Then you can create bibliographies (like Works Cited pages) as well as create, color code, and organize notes into outlines. Click on the following for a handy guide to using Easybib.

Click here for instructions for accessing and using Easybib.

Please see Mrs. Severns if you have questions about how to find, evaluate, compile, and/or cite your information! :)

Don't know where or how to start your research? Click on the presentation below for ideas!

Need help broadening or narrowing your topic? Try this guide from UCLA:

Using Boolean Operators to Improve Your Search Results (an animated cartoon by a clever librarian)

Fun Research Tutorials from Acadia University

Evaluating Websites Interactive Tutorial:

How to Research Interactive Tutorial:

Improve Your Search Interactive Tutorial!:

How to Avoid Plagiarism (when to cite) Interactive Tutorial:

Plagiarism Quiz - Can you identify plagiarism???

Funny video about just how reliable the Internet is:

A Great Article about Wikipedia:

Learn how to paraphrase without plagiarizing: