Unit 10: Citing Sources
Lesson 2: Citing: When & How
Now that you know what and why to cite, you need to learn when and how to cite.
When & How: In-Text Citations
Use in-text citations to cite sources within the body or text of your paper. You will use parenthetical citations, footnotes, or endnotes, depending on the citation style your professor requires. Review Lesson 5 to learn how to create in-text citations.
When & How: Bibliography
List each work that you used to write your paper in a bibliography, which you place at the end of your paper. A bibliography is also called a works cited page, but there is a difference between the two. A works cited page contains only those works that you cited within the body of your paper. A bibliography includes each work that you cited within the body of your paper, as well as the sources you consulted, but did not cite within the body of your paper. Review Lesson 6 to learn how to create a bibliography.
Be prepared to cite unusual sources.
Some resources don’t have an author, have multiple authors, or were put together by an editor. Some websites do not list authors or publication information. A journal article accessed online requires additional citation information than the print version. But do not fret: there are many reliable citation guides, both in print and online, to turn to for help.
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