Citing Sources

What does "citing sources" mean?
"Citing Sources" means to tell the sources of your information. In other words, you tell where you found all your information.

When should you cite sources?
You should ALWAYS cite your sources unless the source only provided common knowledge.

What is common knowledge?
Common knowledge is exactly what it sounds like. It's information that most people already know. Examples might include: There are 50 states. Plants need to be watered. There are four seasons.

How do I cite sources?
There are lots of methods. We use MLA at Carver because that's what Booker T. Washington uses.

What do I do with all of those citations?
You need to copy and paste them in alphabetical order onto a separate page. They need to be double spaced with hanging indent. The title of that page will be Works Cited.


Directions for a Works Cited page:

First --
  1. Open a new Word page.
  2. Type and center the words Works Cited.
  3. Type in each citation in alphabetical order. (Use EasyBib to make the citations.)

Next --
  1. Highlight the first citation. In Word 2007, click on the Home tab and look for the paragraph part of the ribbon. Next find the places where the arrows are pointing. Make sure special says "Hanging" and line spacing says "Double."

2. Do that for each of your citations.