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CPHS_English_Isms Paper : Source Citation


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 the EasyBib Add-on in Google Drive:

Hanging Indents

Put your cursor before the first line of your citation. Grab the little blue triangle on the ruler and drag it to the 1/2 inch mark. Grab just the top little blue bar and drag it back to the edge of the page. Done!


Source Citation

Resources found in databases generally include a SOURCE CITATION. Look for the "cite source" button. Once you find it, copy and paste that SOURCE CITATION into your Works Cited page. Be sure to choose APA format - it is NOT the default!

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:





* 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