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Cite My Sources

Now that you've found some good sources, read and taken notes from them, it is time to site (or document) your sources.

A Works Cited page in a report gives credit to the authors or creators who originally researched and published the information. Please do not use their information or pictures as your own. It is called plagiarism when you use someone else's information without giving them credit.

As you are gathering information for a research project, write down the author, title, publishing company, and copyright date of the sources you use. If you are using a website, also record the URL (web address) and the date you visited the site.  

Look at the sample title page to learn where to find this information in a book.

Watch this video to learn why & how to cite sources:

Now that you know why you should cite sources and how to cite your sources, watch this video to learn more about how to use OSLIS' free citation generator to create your bibliography or works cited list for you:

Tip:  For your research projects, be sure to create your bibliography or works cited page using Citation Maker.


You may want to print the
MLA Elementary citation worksheets to use as you gather information.

Look at citation examples to see the correct formats: Word PDF

Take a look at a sample MLA Works Cited page: Word PDF

 

Next => Now that you have cited your sources, it is time to go to the next step of the OSLIS research process: Create.

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