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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