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Sources of Information Created by C. Trembath 2011
What is a bibliography? A bibliography is an alphabetical list of all sources you used for your project, research, reports including: Books Magazines Newspapers Websites Encyclopedias Images Etc.
What if I don’t include a bibliography? This is called plagiarism (using another person’s words, pictures or ideas without giving them credit). To avoid plagiarism, we give credit to our sources by citing them in our bibliography.
Why do we write a bibliography? To acknowledge our sources: Show where we found them. To give our readers the information to check and use our sources. To make sure our information is accurate. To show academic honesty.
Quick Tip: Get in the habit of writing down your sources on a bibliographic worksheet as soon as you decide that the resource is useful.
MLA Citation Form There are several different citation style methods. We will be using the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
How do I Cite Information? On the last page of your document you will need to list the sources of information that you used. The sources are listed alphabetically. order.
How to Cite a Book Author’s last name, first name. Book Title. (title italicized) City of publication Publishing company (Use the first city listed) Publication date. (most recent year). Important: you must indent the second and third lines of any entry.
Book Entry—How it Looks Book: Okuda, Michael, and Denise Okuda. Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Pocket, 1993. Print ( IF no author/editor skip to title ) Book From a Database or Website: Anijar, Karen. Teaching Toward the 24th Century : Star Trek as Social Curriculum. New York: Falmer-Taylor, 2000. Ebrary. Web. 1 Mar. 2010.
How to Cite a Magazine Article Author’s last name, first name. (if available) “Title of article” (use quotation marks) Title of Magazine (italicized) Date of publication Page number
Magazine Article—How it Looks Magazine Article: Mershon, Donald H. "Star Trek on the Brain: Alien Minds, Human Minds." American Scientist Nov.-Dec. 1998: 585. Print.
How to Cite a Website Author (if known) “Title of Article.” (use quotations) Title of complete work (italicized) Date you visited the website. Website address.. (enclosed in angle brackets )
Internet Entry—How it Looks Websites [Page with author] Arnett, Bill. "Comets." The Nine Planets. 21 May 1999.. [Page with no author] "Statistical Summary: America's Major Wars." The U.S. Civil War Center. 17 Aug. 1999..
How to Cite an Encyclopedia Article Author if shown. “Title of article.” (quotation marks) Name of encyclopedia (italicized) Name of publisher Date of publication (edition) If online: name of hosting subscription service If online: date of your visit.
Encyclopedia Article—How it Looks Encyclopedia Article [General reference books - Hardcopy] Sturgeon, Theodore. "Science Fiction." The Encyclopedia Americana. International ed. 1995. Print. [Specialized reference books - from a Database] Barr, Marleen S. "Science Fiction." New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz. Vol. 5. Detroit: Scribner's, 2005. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 1 Mar. 2010.
How do I Cite Information? For each source listed, begin first line at margin and indent each line that follows. Underline or use italics for titles of books, periodicals and software. Titles of articles are enclosed in quotation marks. Note punctuation and follow exactly. If required information, such as author or place of publication, is not available, just leave it out. Arrange all sources in one list, alphabetically by first word, which will generally be either the author's last name or the first important word of the title.
Listed are 3 Websites for Easy Citation Forms http://easybib.com/ http://www.writecite.com/students/mla/ http://www.noodletools.com/quickcite/citbook. html
Citing Sources—You Can Do It! Be a Cite--er, Not a Plagiarize--er
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