Pembroke Academy Library Media Center
How To Cite
There are two reasons for citing your sources.
1. Give credit to authors and publishers.
2. Give credibility to your finished work.
Always write down where you found information. If it’s a website, record the URL, date the page was accessed, and as much information as you can find about the sponsoring institution or organization and author for the site. If it’s a print source, include the author’s name, title of the work, publisher, place of publication, date, pages where information was found. This way, when you actually start writing your research paper, you’ll have all the information you need to complete your in-text citations and works cited list.
Here are some examples.
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Sites with citation-building shortcuts:
from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)