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Citing Your Sources


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Citing Your Sources

  1. 1. Citing Your Sources<br />The Finishing Touch<br />Carteret Community College Library<br />Content by Elizabeth Baker<br />
  2. 2. Citation Choices<br /><ul><li>Two citation choices are:
  3. 3. APA (American Psychological Association)
  4. 4. MLA (Modern Language Association)
  5. 5. Both APA and MLA provide rules for correctly crediting the sources used in a research paper or project.
  6. 6. Your instructor will specify which citation style you should use.</li></li></ul><li>APA<br />The following links will help you to cite your sources in the APA format.<br /><ul><li>The Owl at Purdue
  7. 7. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin
  8. 8. Handouts and Links from UNC
  9. 9. APA Citation Style from Cornell University</li></li></ul><li>MLA<br />The following links will help you to cite your sources in the MLA format.<br /><ul><li>The Owl at Purdue
  10. 10. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin
  11. 11. Handouts and Links from UNC
  12. 12. MLA Citation Style from Cornell University</li></li></ul><li>Citation Builders<br />These web sites will create your APA or MLA citations for you. You must enter the appropriate data in the requested fields. <br />Citation Machine<br />Citation Builder from NCSU<br />KnightCite<br />
  13. 13. Word of Caution<br /><ul><li>Occasionally, APA and MLA will change their formatting styles. The library has no control over these changes.
  14. 14. Also, while we make every effort to review the web sites provided, an error can still occur.
  15. 15. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to become familiar with the citation format used in your class.</li></li></ul><li>Print Editions<br /><ul><li>The library purchases the latest print editions of both APA and MLA style manuals. You are encouraged to consult these books.
  16. 16. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
  17. 17. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research
  18. 18. The most up-to-date edition of each manual is located on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Older copies may be found in the book stacks, but these may not have the newest guidelines. </li></li></ul><li>Citation Game<br /><ul><li>You can practice your citation skills by playing a game created by the University of Washington.
  19. 19. Click here to get started!</li></li></ul><li>Time to Celebrate!<br />Finally, you have reached the end of the research process.<br />