Cite Your Sources - INTELLECTUAL HONESTY
- Citing your sources of information is important. No one likes to have their stuff stolen - that includes writers, photographers, film makers, musicians, etc.. Saying where you found your information keeps you honest. After all, odds are you never went to Mars to take the photos you have in your project, so it's pretty nice if you give credit where credit is due.
- If you are using any of the Microsoft Office products (Word or Powerpoint) or any of the online Google App platforms, they have built in programs to quickly track and create your sources and ultimately a bibliography.
- Ask Mr. Morrison to show you how to use these tools.
Here are websites with FREE tools to cite your sources and create your bibliography.
The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. Download your bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian format.
A free online tool that automates the building of a bibliography using several standard referencing formats.
A great citation generator, EasyBib compiles your bibliographies and citations for you. You don’t need to create an account if you are using MLA. Please be sure to ask your teacher if it is okay to create your bibliography in MLA before using this resource.
Zotero is a veteran and completely free browser based plugin that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. This tool lives right where you do your work; in the web browser itself. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies.
This is a great way to learn and understand the rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style that you are using to create citations and bibliographies for your paper.
This is a great way to learn and understand the rules of the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style that you are using to create citations and bibliographies for your projects.