Anytime you are using research as part of an assignment, no matter how big or small that assignment might be, you need to cite your sources. This page has a few helpful reminders.
Supports your claims and helps readers understand your viewpoints.
Shows readers how you arrived at your position on issues.
Allows readers to check sources if they have any questions.
Allows readers to check your sources if they have any questions
Gives credit to the authors whose works you use.
Helps readers find other works on the same topic.
Images- this includes memes, photographs, infographics, etc
Media-this includes videos, recordings, interviews, podcasts, etc
Paraphrasing someone else's idea/work
Quoting exact words from a source
The failure to cite properly, whether intentional or not, is plagiarism.
Cite when including:
Summarizing someone else's idea/work
Numerical data that was not created by you
"What Are In-Text Citations?" YouTube, uploaded by Imagine Easy Solutions, 30 Sept. 2014,
"How to Write an Annotated Bibliography." YouTube, uploaded by Melissa Wehler, 6 Jan. 20202,
Check with your teacher to determine which citation style you should use. Click on the style for more information.
Parenthetical/In-Text citation gives credit to a source within your paper, usually noted by parenthesis. This will differ depending on the style being used (MLA/APA/Chicago) and will correspond to sources on your Works Cited/References page.
Works Cited (MLA)or References (APA) is a formatted list of all sources used in your paper, located at the end of your writing.
Annotated Bibliography is a formatted list of all sources found while conducting research. It is formatted similarly to a Works Cited/References page with the addition of a short summary of each resource. There is a possibility that not all sources will be used in your final product.