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BHS_FACS CHILD DEVELOPMENT: 8. Synthesize - Source Citation

Your Responsibility as a Researcher

REMEMBER TO ADD EASYBIB IN YOUR ADD ONS IN GOOGLE DOCS!  When you use information from other sources in your project, you need to give proper credit to those sources.   BHS 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.

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 "APA In-text Citations: The Basics" and "APA Works Cited Page")

Difference between MLA and APA

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.


Add a new citation and source to a document

When you add a new citation to a document, you also create a new source that will appear in the bibliography.

1.       On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style.

2.       Click the style that you want to use for the citation and source.

For example, social sciences documents usually use the MLA or APA styles for citations and sources.

3.       Click at the end of the sentence or phrase that you want to cite.

4.       On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click Insert Citation.

5.       Do one of the following:

o    To add the source information, click Add New Source.

o    To add a placeholder, so that you can create a citation and fill in the source information later, click Add new placeholder. A question mark appears next to placeholder sources in Source Manager.

6.       Begin to fill in the source information by clicking the arrow next to Type of source.

For example, your source might be a book, a report, or a Web site.

7.       Fill in the bibliography information for the source.

To add more information about a source, click the Show All Bibliography Fields check box.