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What are Citations

When doing research you need to give credit to the person or people that came up with the idea or discovered the information that you are using.  Get citation help online or ask a librarian for help.  Better safe than sorry!

 

Cite Your Sources!

ALWAYS cite your sources!  MLA, APA, Chicago/Turbian - What form do we use and how do we do it?  Teachers usually have a certain form they prefer or require so the first thing to do is ask.  After that you are lucky - there are online citation tools created just to help you format citations and create bibliographies.  In the box below are links to several online citation tools.  These tools can also be found on the MPS Library Resource Centers site under Web tools:

Websites for Citing Sources

  • Noodle Tools
    Comprehensive MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turbian bibliography composer.
  • BibMe
    Automatic bibliography maker. Either searches for source and creates citation or allows you to input the information to create the citation.
  • Easy Bib
    Automatic bibliography and citation maker for MLA format.
  • IDEAL Citation Maker
    Complete fields with source information and create the citation in MLA or APA format.
  • Landmarks Son of Citation Machine
    Helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.
  • Citing Sources MLA and APA Style
    Article on how to cite sources in MLA or APA format with examples citations for different types of sources.
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