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English 105 Sapigao Spring 2022

Citing Basics

Be sure to write, copy or save as much information as you can while you are first looking at a source in case you need to view it again.  Not sure where to start?  Some good choices include:

         1.  Author or editor
         2.  Title of the book, OR the article AND the journal title
         3.  Publisher
         4.  Place of publication for a book OR Volume and issue number of the journal or magazine
         5.  Date of publication
         6.  URL and/or the database name
         7.  The date you accessed an electronic document

If you have the relevant information listed above you will be able to create your bibliography. Saving this information will generally allow you to put together your reference page at the end of your paper in any format needed. When looking at a source, such as a book or a magazine article, save enough information so that you can find the material again.  Noting the information above for any material you use will allow you to find it again AND cite it.

Many databases and some websites often provide citation information formatted that you can either save or email to yourself.

In addition, you can use citation generators to help you construct your citations lists.

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