WHY SHOULD YOU CITE THE SOURCES YOU USE?
Whenever you do research, it is important to include a list of the
information resources you use. When you use someone else's ideas or
work, you must give them credit by citing your source of information.
Otherwise, you are stealing someone else's work! You also want to cite
your sources so that people know where to go to find out more informationabout your topic.
HOW DO I CITE MY SOURCES?Use the following format to create a list of the resources you used. This listis called a "Works Cited" list. Find the type of information source you used,then follow the instructions to list it in your "Works Cited" list. Be sure to usethe proper format and punctuation!BookAuthor Last name, First name. Title. City of publication: Publisher, Copyright date.ExamplesSmith, John. The big book of libraries. Buffalo, NY: Happy Publishers, 2005.
Johnson, Julie and Melissa Gray. Caring for your pet. New York: Smith Publishing, 2006.Encyclopedia ArticleAuthor last name, first name (if there is one). “Article.” Encyclopedia name. Copyright date.Examples"Dogs." World Book Encyclopedia. 2004.
Parker, Kim. "New York State." New Book of Knowledge. 2002.Online Magazine ArticlesAuthor's last name, first name. "Article title." Magazine title. Publication date. Databasename. Date viewed <Website address>
.ExampleGordan, David. "Alone on the Ice." National Geographic Kids. Feb 2005. SIRS Discoverer on theWeb. 6 June 2006 <//discoverer.sirs.com>. Magazine article
Author last name, first name (if there is one). “Title of Article.” Magazine. Date: Pages.
Jones, Mary. "Snakes are fun!" National Geographic for Kids. May 22, 2005: 2-5."Benjamin Franklin." Cobblestone. Sept. 16, 2002: 7-9.
Internet SiteAuthor last name, first name (if there is one). “Title of Article or Page.” Date of publication or lastrevision (if known). Name of sponsoring institution or organization. Date of access
Examples“Big Apple History.” 2005. Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Aug. 23, 2006Newman, Aline Alexander. "Smart Animals." 2006. National Geographic for Kids. Aug. 23, 2006Online Image or SoundDescription or title of image or sound. [Format- Online sound, online image, video clip etc.] Dateof visit or download. <Website address>.Example:Meet Jan Brett. [Online sound] 24 Sept. 2006. <//janbrett.com/activities_pages_audio.htm>.