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 or EASYBIB to format the entries), and the entire list should be in alphabetical order.
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.