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Research Guidelines

MLA rules and tools that we at BRMS for conducting research


Works Cited:

A bibliography is a list of sources used in a research project. Following MLA Guidelines, the list is in alphabetical order, and gives credit to the person or organization responsible for the content that you used. EasyBib may be used as a tool to create bibliographies. Do not use internet explorer browser when utilizing EasyBib.  It works better in Google Chrome. We recommend that you sign up for an Easybib account using your google login. Create a new project and name it.  Export your citations into your Google Docs.  This creates a Works Cited page that is already properly formatted for you.

Note Cards:

We use the 7 x 7 rule.  No more than 7 bullets per note card.  No more than 7 words in each bullet.  Google Keep is the digital tool we use, and cards may be shared with the teacher by clicking Collaborate, Email, and Save. Teachers can turn the card green for go, or red for needs work, and with comments.

In Text Citations:

Follow the MLA basic guidelines for embedding citations in your work using Purdue Writing Lab.  Don't forget that each embedded citation must match the first word in the corresponding "Works Cited" citation.