When researching, it is important to cite your sources. Doing this helps to increase the credibility of your work, helps other people find more information on the topic and helps you to avoid plagiarism (claiming someone else’s work or ideas as your own).
This post includes information on how to cite your sources in MLA format, and what this should look like at the Grade 7 level. Follow these steps or refer to them as you create a works cited page for your projects.
A GUIDE TO Citing your Sources
What information to give
Depending on the source, you are required to give different information.
I will go through the 3 most common, Books, Websites and Encyclopedias:
NOTE: *with each of these if there is no author listed, skip to the title
Author (Last Name, First Name). Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Date Published.
Example: Jameson, George P. Ellis Island. Icon Press, 2006.
Author (Last Name, First Name.) Title of Article. Title of Website. Date published or last updated. <URL link>. Date accessed.
Example: Walker, Gary. “The Effects of Radiation.” Hiroshima Atom Bomb. 15 Mar. 2000. Los Alamos Research Facility. 14 Oct. 2008 <http://www.larf.org/hiro/radeffect.htm> 24 Mar. 2022.
Author (Last Name, First Name.) Title of Article. Name of Encyclopedia. Edition Year. <URL link if online>. Date accessed.
Example: ”Irrigation.” Britannica School, Encyclopedia Britannica, 3 Mar. 2022. school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/irrigation/275094. Accessed 28 Mar. 2022.
USED ANOTHER TYPE OF SOURCE?
Click below to download a Bibliography template
Bibliography Template- Fillable
USING A CITATION GENERATOR (bibme)
FORMATTING YOUR WORKS CITED PAGE
For instructions on how to do this, see this video: