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Library Guide: Tools for Works Cited

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.

Your Responsibilities - Internet Images

If you use an image from the Internet in your project, you MUST give credit to the source ON THE SAME SCREEN where the image appears.  Underneath the image, add a textbox that says, "Image taken from http://www...."  See sample below:

Picture taken from http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=10307

Purdue OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) from Purdue University is a great web-based source of information about how to cite information in academic projects.  Use the menus on the left side of your screen to choose a topic you want to learn about (try looking at the topic "MLA In-text Citations: The Basics" and "MLA Works Cited Page")