Research, Writing, and Surviving

Style SheetsBib GeneratorsSearching Tips & Writing Guides

noodletoolsNoodleTools is a resource that makes research painless!  You can use it to take notes, create outlines, and put together a bibliography/Works Cited page.  MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formats are available. You’ll need the Dimond High Access Code to set up an account. See library staff or email Ms Metcalfe.
Here’s a link to

NOTE: EasyBib Edu is going away this summer.
EasyBib: Dimond has a school account. See the library staff for your coupon code to gain access to all Easy Bib features.
Here is a list of EasyBib hints to help you cite all types of sources:Research&EBhints (pdf).

Style Sheets & Citation Guides
Easy Bib MLA Guide: (pdf) A downloadable version of the style sheet many Dimond teachers use.

MLA Frequently Asked Questions
Purdue OWL for great resources on bibliographic citations, bibliographies and writing research papers.
OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide: How to format your paper including margins, first page, subsequent pages, etc.

Formatting Guides
Dimond High MLA Format Google Template: takes you to Google Templates, sign in to access the template.
DHSMLAFormatting: (pdf) A down-loadable handout.
Honors 9 format(pdf) Ms. Norsworthy’s handout on MLA formatting.
NoodleTools: How to write in-text (parenthetical) references.

Online Bibliography Generators:
These tools will help you generate your bibliography or works cited pages. 
NOTE: you should double check the results against the style sheets your teachers require.

EasyBib: Automatic bibliography and citation maker that supports MLA, APA & Chicago/Turabian. Dimond has a school account. Get the coupon code from a Library staff person, your teacher or the library online bookmarks.
Bibme: Free citation generator that pulls reference content from a database of resources.
IMSA Citation Wizard:

Searching Tips
Choose the Best Search Tools Links to some of the best search tools on the Internet, organized by purpose and subject.

Writing Guides

ASD Google Templates: ASD teachers have created a variety of templates from tri-fold brochures to formatted documents. Log in using your ASD credentials.
Plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it
EasyBib Plagiarism Chart:
a visual chart to help you recognize plagiarism


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