What is a citation?• Citing or cite is short for citation.• Citation means telling the reader where you found the fact. Examples might be Wikipedia, Online Britannica, Career Tool Kit, College Data.• You cite a source so it is not plagiarism.
When to cite a source?• You cite a source in the text right after the fact is used. George Washington was a very famous general and the first president of the United States. He lived from 1732 to 1799 (bio.com).• You also cite a source in the bibliography at the end of the paper. Sometimes this is also known as Works Cited section.
How to cite in text-• When you cite in-text ( in the paragraphs of the paper), you place the drilled down website after the fact or groups of facts given by that website. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia (bio.com). Washington was an American general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution 1775–83 (wikpedia.org) and, subsequently, the first president of the United States 1789– 97 (bio.com). He died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia (ushistory.edu).Note that the website comes before the period in the sentence.
How to cite in a bibliography or works cited page-• You must include several things in this order and with the same punctuation : – Title of the website. – Date of publication, copyright or last update. – Name of sponsoring organization. – Date information is retrieved – <URL>
But how do I find these things?• http://www.biography.com/people/george- washington-9524786• If you can not find all the information, cite what you do find in the recommended order.
So it would look like this-Bio. True Story. 2012. A +E Television Network. Jan 13, 2011 <www.aetn.com> Found at bottom at copyright
Now practice.• Put these in the right order. – Famous Mazes – 101 Best Puzzles – 1999 – January 13, 2013 – www.bestpuzzles.com 101 Best Puzzles 1999 Famous Mazes January 13, 2013 www.bestpuzzles.com But what is wrong with this? A little confusing?
• Add punctuation. – 3 periods –<> 101 Best Puzzles . 1999. Famous Mazes. January 13, 2013 < www.bestpuzzles.com>