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Garnet Valley HS Library Media Center: Citation Help

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General Citation Info

What is a Source?

A source is the person/place/thing where you get the information to use for your project/paper/presentation. Your source might be a book, website, database article, interview, youtube video, or something else.

What is a citation?

A "citation" provides your audience with the information about the source you used. It usually includes at least the source's author, title, publisher info, copyright date, and URL. Sometimes it includes more or less information than that. It is a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that you utilized to support your research

 Why do we cite?

A "citation" is the way you tell your audience that certain material in your work came from another source. It is how you give credit to the original provider of the information and how you avoid plagiarism.  A citation also tells your audience where they can find the source you used. You must cite all your sources.

What is a Works Cited or Bibliography

A "works cited" page is also sometimes called a bibliography page. This page usually comes at the end of your paper/presentation/project. It is basically a listing of all your citations. So every source you use for your research should be represented on your works cited page in the form of a citation.

 

Other useful tools and sites for citation help

Images

For detailed image search and citation information, go to this LibGuide: Finding Images on the Web