Guides to Common Types of Citation Styles
These are links to guides for common citation styles. Your teacher will tell you which style to use for your paper or project.
Citing Sources- Getting Started Video
Watch this short video to get a better understanding of how and why to cite your sources!
Elements of a Citation in MLA 8
Tool for Creating Your Citations
LFA provides you access to Noodletools, a citation website that will help you site sources, create notecards for research, and create a Bibliography or Works Cited page for your research paper or project.
How to Avoid Plagiarism
What to cite?
You MUST cite:
Facts, figures, ideas, theories (and any information that is not common knowledge) that you found in some other publication or source and used in your paper or project. Remember-- you MUST cite your source even if you paraphrase the original information. If you use another person's exact words, you need to use quotation marks in addition to the citation to show proper attribution
Information may come from:
- Publications such as: books, eBooks, articles, web pages, government reports, etc.
- Published or unpublished primary sources such as: diaries, photographs, oral history interviews, correspondence, etc.