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CPHS_Creative Writing - James. J. Hill House - Historical Fiction Assignment: Source Citation

This guide has been designed to help you through the research and writing processes for completing your Creative Writing II Historical Fiction assignment. Standards Met: 9.7.7.7, 9.7.8.8, 9.7.9.9, 11.7.7.7, 11.7.8.8, 11.7.9.9

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. Be sure to choose the MLA style that your teacher requires (APA or MLA).

Online citation generators like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE or EASYBIB 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 or EASYBIB:

             

       

 

* Note that if you sign up for an account in any of these resources, you can save your work.

CC Search

In CC Search you can search for images, videos, and music that are in the COMMON DOMAIN. In other words, the originators of this work have given over the rights to these items and have agreed to let anyone use them. Therefore, for these images, videos, and music pieces y ou need only link to this person's Creative Commons license, and you DO NOT have to cite the image, video, or music piece.

Your Responsibility as a Researcher

When you use information from other sources in your project, you need to give proper credit to those sources.   CPHS students are asked to use APA style documentation.

You have two basic responsibilities:

1.  In-text citations

Give the author (if there is one) or title (if no author is given) of the source in parentheses right after the information that comes from that source.

2.  Works Cited page

List all the sources you used in your project.  Entries must follow APA style (use a citation engine like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE to format the entries), and the entire list should be in alphabetical order.

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: