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WHY SHOULD YOU CITE THE SOURCES YOU USE?

Whenever you do research, it is important to include a list of the

information resources you use.  When you use someone else's ideas or

work, you must give them credit by citing your source of information.

Otherwise, you are stealing someone else's work!  You also want to cite

your sources so that people know where to go to find out more information

about your topic. 
 
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HOW DO I CITE MY SOURCES?

Use the following format to create a list of the resources you used.  This list
is called a "Works Cited" list.  Find the type of information source you used,
then follow the instructions to list it in your "Works Cited" list.  Be sure to use
the proper format and punctuation!
 
 

Book
Author Last name, First name.  Title.   City of publication: Publisher, Copyright date.

 

Examples
Smith, John. The big book of libraries.  Buffalo, NY:  Happy Publishers, 2005.

Johnson, Julie and Melissa Gray.  Caring for your pet.  New York:  Smith Publishing, 2006.

 
 
 
Encyclopedia Article
Author last name, first name (if there is one).  “Article.”  Encyclopedia name.  Copyright date.

 

Examples
"Dogs."  World Book Encyclopedia.  2004.

Parker, Kim.  "New York State."  New Book of Knowledge.  2002.

Ciick here for a citation worksheet.

 

Online Magazine Articles
Author's last name, first name.  "Article title."  Magazine title.  Publication date.   Database 
     nameDate viewed  <Website address>.
 
 
Example
Gordan, David.  "Alone on the Ice."  National Geographic Kids.  Feb 2005.  SIRS Discoverer on the
      Web.  6 June 2006 <http://discoverer.sirs.com>.
 
 
 
 

 

Magazine article

Author last name, first name (if there is one).  “Title of Article.”  Magazine.   Date:  Pages.

 

Examples

Jones, Mary.  "Snakes are fun!"  National Geographic for Kids.  May 22, 2005:  2-5.

 

"Benjamin Franklin."  Cobblestone.  Sept. 16, 2002:  7-9.
 
 

Internet Site

Author last name, first name (if there is one).  “Title of Article or Page.”  Date of publication or last
      revision (if known).  Name of sponsoring institution or organization.  Date of access  .

 

Examples

“Big Apple History.” 2005.  Educational Broadcasting Corporation.  Aug. 23, 2006 

 

Newman, Aline Alexander.  "Smart Animals."  2006.  National Geographic for Kids.  Aug. 23, 2006
 
 
 
Online Image or Sound
Description or title of image or sound[Format- Online sound, online image, video clip etc.]  Date 
     of visit or download.  <Website address>.
 
Example:
 
Meet Jan Brett.  [Online sound]  24 Sept. 2006.  <http://janbrett.com/activities_pages_audio.htm>.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Last Modified on June 19, 2012
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