Source Types • Book • Single Author • 2+ authors • Single Editor • 2+ editors • Magazine Article • Newspaper Article • InfoTrack source • Web page • Wikipedia (can be used but not cited)
Purpose of Citation • Lets readers know how to follow up for more information • Lets readers know that your information is legitimate • Gives credit to the writers and researchers who have done the work you’re relying on
Source Cards BOOK / ENCYCLOPEDIA: Author(s): Book Title: Article Title: A Each source has a letter: A, B, C info required for a book or encyclopedia entry You won’t actually need to write all this out – you can use an automatic citation maker! Stay tuned...
Note Cards King was in a terrible car accident when he was 16 A2 Stephen King was born in Bangor, Maine on Sept. 21, 1947. A1 Each note card has a letter to show the source and a sequential number one piece of information per card
Using EasyBib Citation Maker • Create an MS Word file and call it Works Cited ENG Research • Go to mrburnce.wordpress.com • Scroll down to the Writing Resources • Click on automatic mla citation maker • Click the button that says, Click Here to select a source • Choose the source type you need to cite • Fill in the requested information
Using EasyBib Citation Maker • If this is a print source accessed through InfoTrack, NovelList, or Magill… • Click the link for An online database to add more required information for your citation • If this is a print source accessed through a regular website… • Click the link for A web site to add more required information for your citation
Using EasyBib Citation Maker • When citing a website... • Check for as much information as EasyBib asks for • You need to be able to fill in at least three (3) pieces of info or you can’t use the site as a source • The “Site Title” is often found at the top of a page – it is the title of the whole website • The “Institution” is often found at the top OR on the bottom of a page. It is the organization that runs the site – often a school, publisher, or book site. • The “Date Published” is often found at the bottom of the page.
Using EasyBib Citation Maker • When all your info is entered, click Next • Copy your new citation to a Works Cited page in MS Word. This will become part of your final paper • Create a source card for this source by using any distinguishing information and giving the card a letter (A, B, C, etc.)
Source Cards BOOK / ENCYCLOPEDIA: Grossman interview from TIME A Each source has a letter: A, B, C