Citing Sources is an important part of all official papers/assignments in ANY subject area. This page is designed to help students cite their sources correctly.
Different ways to cite:
Citing sources is a confusing thing, it becomes even more confusing because there are several different ways to cite their sources. Usually a teacher/class should tell you how they would like you to cite their sources (MLA, Chicago, Etc...) If they do not choose one of the major ones like MLA or Chicago. If you ever have any questions on how you should cite your work, you should ask.
Types of assignments that should have cited sources, and a works cited page are: Formal research papers, history fair, science fair, long term projects.
Normal homework assignments usually do not need to be cited, unless specifically required by your teacher.
Below are the major forms of citing your sources that will be covered.
They below links to outside websites, do so at your own risk.
MLA (Usually associated with Language Arts, and English/writing classes)
APA (Usually associated with Social Sciences)
Chicago (Usually associated with History Classes)
CSE (Usually associated with Science)
There are many other ways to cite sources, however I have never used any besides what is listed above.
It is important to remember that every type of source also has a different way of citing them.
For example, the way you cite an interview is different than how you cite a website, or a text book. When you are using a guide make sure you are in the right section.
There are many online programs that will cite your sources for you once you enter the information.
These are helpful but use with caution. They do not 100% work all of the time, it also relies on the information you enter.
When using these resources also use a guide to make sure that your work was cited correctly.
The following links are to outside websites:
Son of Citation Machine: Useful for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turbian, you can choose which type of work you are citing, and enter your own information.
The Library of Congress