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Citing sources

  1. 1. CITE THOSE SOURCESGive Credit….Where Credit is Due
  2. 2. Why Cite the SourcesIf you don’t tell where you got your information, youare plagiarizing (STEALING) Essentially, it is like you are lying to your reader. You haveused someone else’s ideas without telling your reader whereyou took it from. How can I avoid plagiarism? Basically, any idea or fact that you received from a source needs tobe cited. Any idea or fact that is common knowledge does not needto be cited.
  3. 3. Works Cited Page What is a “Works Cited” Page? A “Works Cited” page is the namethat MLA gives to a bibliography. It is a listing of all of the sourcesyou cited in the body of your paper. Here are a few things to keepin mind about the “Works Cited” page: The “Works Cited” page is always going to be the last page of your essay orreport. You should type the words “Works Cited” and center it on the page. Each entry reads like one long sentence. What this means is that it doesnot matter where the second line begins in an entry; it begins on the secondline only because you ran out of room on the first line. The second and subsequent lines are always indented five spaces. The sources are listed alphabetically by the first word or name of theentry. This first word or name should be what you use in your parentheticalcitation.
  4. 4. Books in the LibraryOpen the BCJH CatalogSearch for your research subject
  5. 5. Citing the BookClick on the title of thebook—all the info you needis there (This can also befound on the back of the Titlepage of the book.)Author---Rebecca LoveFishkinTitle----Heroes of theHolocaustPublisher-----CompassPoint BooksPublishing City---Mankata,MNCopyright Date----2011
  6. 6. When you click on the subjects, you may findmore books to help
  7. 7. Help on the BCJH Library WebsiteGo to the BCJHLibrary website: To access today’spowerpoint Example of Works CitedPage To get correct citationsfor you Works Citedpage
  8. 8. Use a citation maker
  9. 9. Book Information
  10. 10. Works Cited Information-----COPY AND PASTE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. 11. Works CitedFishkin, Rebecca. Heroes of the Holocaust. Mankato,MN: Compass Point Books, 2011. 55-57. Print.
  12. 12. Find your information on the web, but get the webpage information before leaving the pageWebaddress(URL)Title of ArticleTitle of Website
  13. 13. Check the bottom of the web pageCopyrightDateAuthor
  14. 14. Web Page
  15. 15. Enter the web page information
  16. 16. Copy & Paste into the Works Cited Page!!!
  17. 17. Works CitedFishkin, Rebecca. Heroes of the Holocust. Mankato, MN:Compass Point Books, 2011. 55-57. Print.Webb, Chris. "Oskar Shindler." Holocaust Education &Archive Research Team. H.E.A.R.T., 2007. Web. 9 Apr2012.<>.
  18. 18. Remember…….Always cite your sources!!! Don’tplagiarize!!!Always get the information youneed before turning in the book orleaving the web page.There is always help on the Libraryweb page.