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Research Tips and Tools: IB Citation Guidelines

Avoiding Plagiarism

APA Style

The following links provide information about American Psychological Association (APA) Style. Refer to these sources to ensure that your References page, in-text citations and paper format are perfect!

Use APA Style for ALL subjects except English.

How to Format Your EE and IA's in APA Style

Follow the steps in this video to set up your paper in APA Style. Once your paper is set up, you can write your content.
Note 1: For all IB documents, use Arial 11 or 12 font.
Note 2: Use Heading 2 for level 2 subtitles - this was not demonstrated in the video.
Note 3: Don't use the Running Head in your IB papers.

MLA Style

The following links provide information about Modern Language Association (MLA) Style. Refer to these sources to ensure that your Works Cited page, in-text citations and paper format are perfect!

Use MLA Style for English papers only.

Citing

Noodle Tools

Use Noodle Tools to create  bibliographies using MLA or APA style (use APA style except for English classes). Click on the icon above. If you have not created a Noodle Tools account talk to your teacher or the Librarian.

Click on How to Create a Reference Page for detailed instructions. Also look below for a series of videos.

A Series of Videos on how to cite various reference using Noodle Tools

Use Bibme to create  bibliographies using MLA or APA style (use APA except for English classes). Click on the icon above

Click on How to Create a Reference Page for detailed instructions. Also look below for a series of videos.

A Series of Videos on how to cite various sources in Bibme

Garibaldi Secondary School, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada