Citation Salvation and Deliverance from Plagiarism

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 24th, 2014

Have you seen this?


Now hanging in the Humanities classrooms is a new poster, designed to achieve Citation Salvation and Deliverance from Plagiarism.

Scan the poster’s QR codes to take you directly to the library’s citation guide, to Noodletools and/or the Plagiarism avoidance library guide.

Comments/Questions/Feedback on our working document (or citation/plagiarism more generally)?   Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn

The New MLA Handbook is here!

By - Systems Librarian October 5th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

This spring, the new, updated version of the MLA Handbook was released.  Two important formatting changes of note:  the MLA has moved from underlining titles to italicizing titles and also, most citations now include media type somewhere in the citation.  Two examples are below (the red font color has been added for our example purposes only).

Stern, Robert A.M. “The Architecture of St. Paul’s School and Design of the

Ohrstrom Library.” Alumni Horae Fall 1992: 149. Print.

Weeks, Jennifer. “Buying Green: Does It Really Help the Environment?” CQ

Researcher 29 Feb. 2008: n. pag. CQ Researcher Online. Web. 2 Oct. 2009. <>.

There are two copies of the new MLA Handbook available at the Library’s front desk.  Simply stop by and ask to borrow a copy for in-library use.  If you have already purchased your own copy then take advantage of a new feature in the 7th addition –  using the code located inside the back cover of the book to registered at the MLA website.  This will give you full access to the book online anytime you need it.

The library has also updated its MLA guides to reflect the changes made in the 7th edition MLA Handbook. See a full list of MLA Citation Guides HERE.

Noodlebib also went through an upgrade this summer and now too, reflects the changes made in the new MLA Handbook.  See the Noodlebib Citation Guide HERE.

And as always, you can ask anyone on the Library staff to help you with your citation questions.

Image Citations: Styling the MLA Way

By - Systems Librarian October 17th, 2008

Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant
Ohrstrom Library website has just added examples of MLA citations for three types of image sources: images found in books, images found in the ARTstor database, and images found elsewhere online.  These examples are located in the “Other Citations” PDF accessible by clicking HERE.  These guidelines should be helpful for finishing up the Humanities V Renaissance Art papers, or ask any of the librarians on duty at Ohrstrom for help with your citations.