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    MLA Citation Worksheets

     

    What does it mean to cite sources?

    Whenever you do research and use the work of others, you have to “cite your sources.” If you don’t say where you got your information, and you use the work of others as if it was yours, that’s what we call plagiarism. Plagiarism is cheating, so you need to be very careful about citing your sources.


    Top 3 Free Citation Websites for Students:

    1. Bibme
      This is the easiest way to build a works cited page.  Search for a book, article, or website, or type in the information yourself (manually). Once you add it to your bibliography, you can continue adding more resources to build your works cited list. Then download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats. Unfortunately the site includes ads.
    2. Son of Citation Machine
      This site not only enables students to properly give credit for the information that they use, it helps them understand why it’s important to do so. It also provides great step-by-step instructions for users.
    3. Easy Bib
      Free MLA formatting. (Other styles cost.)  Just type in a title or website URL and click on the correct source from the list of results. This tool also allows users to type in their own info in each field, which takes helps students move toward citing sources independently.