• Cite Resources
     
    Step Six: Resource Citation
     
    • Review the requirements and grading rubric for the assignment. Does the teacher require MLA style citation, APA style citation or Chicago Manual Style citation? MLA style is typically used when addressing English Language Arts. APA style is typically used in social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, education, etc.  CMS is typically used for history, government, and economics projects. 
    • When using MLA, include a "Works Cited" at the end of the project and use parenthetical citation within the body of the text, giving the credit to the original thinker. This is usually done by citing the author's last name and the page where the information was originally located. For example, (Poe 52) would indicate the information preceding it was found on page 52 of a work by Edgar Allan Poe listed on the Works Cited page.
    • When using APA, include a "References" page at the end of the project and use parenthetical citation within the body of the text, giving the credit to the original thinker. This is usually done by citing the author's last name and the year of publication in which that thought can be found. For example, (Nieto, 2001) would indicate the information preceding it was found in a resource by Sonia Nieto published in 2001.
    • When using CMS, include a "Bibliography" page at the end of the project and use footnote citation at the bottom of the page where the item was referenced, giving the credit to the original thinker. The footnote format is similar to that of the bibliographical entry, but may vary by resource.