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CMJ 215- Juvenile Justice: Citation Tools

This guide was created for CMJ 215's in-depth analysis of a specific issue within a country's juvenile system

Useful Web Sites

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Try a Google search for "APA Citation Style," "MLA Citation Style," or "how do I cite [insert type of resource] in [insert citation style]" to find more information.

MS Word Templates

MS Word logoMicrosoft Word has APA and MLA templates which can help you with your paper's formatting.

How to get templates:

Inside Word, go to the File tab and select New. Instead of choosing "Blank document", use the box that says Search for online templates. Search for "APA" or "MLA" and select the very first result. This will download the template for future use.

**Please note that the APA report template uses the 6th edition of APA guidelines. Check with your professor first to be sure this formatting is acceptable.


NoodleBib can save you lots of time when writing a bibliography. See the video tutorial below to learn how to get started. It is free to create an account to use the service.

NOTE: Once a year NoodleTools may ask you for an institutional password while connecting from off-campus, please contact the library and we can help.

Want to skip the video? Here are the steps to begin using Noodlebib:

From the NoodleBib login page, enter your ID and password then click Sign In. If you do not already have an account, you will need to click the Register button and fill out the form that follows.

  1. Click the New Project button on the top left.
  2. Leave APA selected from the list presented. If you were using MLA for another class, you would select that. Leave Advanced selected below.
  3. Type a brief Description and hit Enter. On the next page you'll select the Sources button at the top of the page to begin.
  4. Click the green Create New Citation button to begin adding your sources.
  5. A pop-up window will appear. Choose carefully! You will first be asked where your source and then asked what it is. It is hard to tell which item to use, so think about what your source is.
  6. NoodleBib will then present a form. Add authors and editors (if there are any) one by one. Fill out as many fields as you can.
  7. When you have filled out the form, click the Save or Save & Add Annotation button at the bottom.
  8. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each of your sources.
  9. When you have a complete list of sources, click the Print/Export button.
  10. There are several export options, but for the most part you should choose Print/Export to Word to download your list of citations.
  11. Check to make sure there aren't any errors! If you misspelled something, NoodleBib will not notice, so make sure everything looks right.