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1 How to Cite a Site

2 Today’s Objectives You are going to be able to explain the value of giving proper citations. You are going to be able to explain the value of giving proper citations. Name the components of an MLA style citation for websites. Name the components of an MLA style citation for websites. Create MLA style citations for online articles. Create MLA style citations for online articles.

3 Source A reference work or firsthand document A reference work or firsthand document

4 Warm up question #1 Why would someone reading your paper want to know what sources you used? Why would someone reading your paper want to know what sources you used?

5 Possible Answers To make sure what you wrote is true To make sure what you wrote is true To make sure I got my information from a trustworthy source To make sure I got my information from a trustworthy source In case they are interested in finding out more about the subject In case they are interested in finding out more about the subject

6 Warm up question #2 How do people reading your report figure out what sources you used? How do people reading your report figure out what sources you used?

7 Possible Answer People can look at the sources listed in the report’s bibliography. People can look at the sources listed in the report’s bibliography.

8 Bibliography A list of the sources used for a report or other research project, including books, article, videos, and websites A list of the sources used for a report or other research project, including books, article, videos, and websites

9 Citation Key information about a source used for a report or other research project, including its author, title, publisher, and date of publication Key information about a source used for a report or other research project, including its author, title, publisher, and date of publication

10 Bibliography… is a key part of any research project. It is the part that tells others which sources you used to gather the information used in the project. is a key part of any research project. It is the part that tells others which sources you used to gather the information used in the project. It allows others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy. It allows others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy.

11 Remember Listing a source’s citation, which often includes the author, title, and the date that the source was published, not only helps people locate that source elsewhere, but it’s also a sign of respect. Listing a source’s citation, which often includes the author, title, and the date that the source was published, not only helps people locate that source elsewhere, but it’s also a sign of respect.

12 Bibliographies should include all of the sources that you used to help you write your report — online sources, as well as printed ones like books and newspapers. Bibliographies should include all of the sources that you used to help you write your report — online sources, as well as printed ones like books and newspapers.

13 You need to know Different sources lend themselves to different types of citations. Different sources lend themselves to different types of citations. For example, a citation for a website would require different information, and a different format, than a citation for a book. For example, a citation for a website would require different information, and a different format, than a citation for a book. We are going to learn how to cite a webpage today. We are going to learn how to cite a webpage today.

14 DISTRIBUTE the Citing Online Sources Student Handout DISTRIBUTE the Citing Online Sources Student Handout GUIDE students through the handout GUIDE students through the handout

15 Author Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug When the source has an author, the author’s name comes first (last name, then first name). When the source has an author, the author’s name comes first (last name, then first name). If there is not an author, then the title of the article comes first. If there is not an author, then the title of the article comes first.

16 Article Title Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug The title of an article is placed inside quotation marks. The title of an article is placed inside quotation marks. A period follows A period follows Also inside of quotation marks Also inside of quotation marks

17 Website, newspaper, or magazine title Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug The title of a website italicized. The title of a website italicized. Followed by a period Followed by a period

18 Next Publisher Definition: A person or company that prepares and issues books, journals, music, or other works for sale. Definition: A person or company that prepares and issues books, journals, music, or other works for sale. Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug The name of the Publisher followed by a comma The name of the Publisher followed by a comma

19 Next- Date article was published Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug This is followed by a period This is followed by a period

20 Next- WEB Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug The word “Web” is included in a citation for an online source to show that you accessed it online. The word “Web” is included in a citation for an online source to show that you accessed it online. It is followed by a period It is followed by a period

21 Date you read the article online Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug This is followed by a period. This is followed by a period. It is typed a little different than we are used to typing the date It is typed a little different than we are used to typing the date It is day, month, year format It is day, month, year format

22 URL Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug Plasket, Kelli. “The Gassy Dinosaur Effect.” Time for Kids. Time Inc., 09 May Web. 27 Aug In Angle brackets followed by a period In Angle brackets followed by a period Angle brackets ( ) are used before and after the URL. Angle brackets ( ) are used before and after the URL. These can be found on the comma and period keys of the keyboard (pressing the shift key at the same time). These can be found on the comma and period keys of the keyboard (pressing the shift key at the same time).

23 Try to cite a site Now we are going to try to cite an actual website. Now we are going to try to cite an actual website. Click on the following url Click on the following url on/la-na-rainer-debris jan31 on/la-na-rainer-debris jan31 on/la-na-rainer-debris jan31 on/la-na-rainer-debris jan ,00.html 1541,00.html 1541,00.html 1541,00.html

24 Wrap up question Why include a bibliography in a report or research project? Why include a bibliography in a report or research project?

25 Possible Answers Bibliographies tell the readers which sources you used to gather information. Bibliographies tell the readers which sources you used to gather information. They allow others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy. They allow others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy. Bibliographies also show respect to the sources’ authors. Bibliographies also show respect to the sources’ authors.

26 Wrap up question #2 Why is it better to record your citations as you do research, rather than waiting until the report is finished? Why is it better to record your citations as you do research, rather than waiting until the report is finished?

27 Possible Answers If you wait, then you may forget which sources you used. If you wait, then you may forget which sources you used. Furthermore, if using websites, the pages often change, so it is better to capture a record of the site at the time you have retrieved the information. Furthermore, if using websites, the pages often change, so it is better to capture a record of the site at the time you have retrieved the information.

28 Wrap up question #3 What kinds of information should be included in a citation of an online source? What kinds of information should be included in a citation of an online source?

29 Possible Answers Author; title of page, section, or article; website title; date updated or published; dates referenced by student; and the site’s URL in brackets Author; title of page, section, or article; website title; date updated or published; dates referenced by student; and the site’s URL in brackets


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