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CPHS_APUSH - Decades Project: Source Citation

Standards Met: 9.14.7.7, 9.14.8.8, 9.14.9.9

Why?

We will be using APA style for this project. Why? It doesn't really matter! You will use whatever style the person grading the paper asks you to use, so it is important that you know what is being asked of you, where to find the information you need to format correctly, and that you do it right!

Hands-down the best resource for citations and style help is Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). It's a lifesaver! 

To create citations, use Citation Machine or Bibme - they're free!

APA Citation Basics from Purdue OWL

1. Click here to learn about the basics of in-text citation:       

2. Click here to earn about footnotes and endnotes:    

Definition

Source Citation

Resources found in databases generally include a SOURCE CITATION. Look for the "cite source" button, or look at the end of the article to find the source citation. Once you find it, all you need to do is copy and paste that SOURCE CITATION into your Works Cited page. Use APA Style. 

Online citation generators like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE  can also help you create a SOURCE CITATION. You can simply plug in the ISBN number from the back of a book you are using or the URL/WEB ADDRESS, and a SOURCE CITATION will be generated for you. Click here to go to BIBME or CITATION MACHINE:

        
 
 BibMe

 

 

* Note that if you sign up for an account in any of these resources, you can save your work. Otherwise, copy and paste your source citation into google.docs.