By creating a list of all sources you've used for a project or assignment, you give credit to the original authors of images, books, websites, etc. This is called a Bibliography or Works Cited, and is one key way to avoid plagiarism.

Some useful resources about plagiarism:
Download a template below, or see Ms. Eastman for a hard copy. Use it to guide you through gathering information about each of your sources. You can also use an online citation maker to create your list.


(charted through shared & guided writing)

You can create a citation automatically by using an online Citation Maker. Choose your source type and then complete the Web form with information from your resource. Then copy the readymade citation into a saved document or write it down on your paper template.


"Don't remember all the information for the source you cited? No problem! BibMe allows you to search from a database of millions of entries to find your source and Auto-fill in the information. Or, if you have the source in front of you, you can enter your entries in manually. With BibMe, you can register a free account, which allows you to save your bibliographies for future use." --from BibMe FAQ


"1. Select the radio button on the left for the kind of source you want. A form will be displayed on the right where you can enter your bibliography information. Type your source information in the spaces provided. Capitalize names, titles, and months.
2. Review the information you entered, make corrections if you need to, and then choose Save Citation. This will save your work to a temporary file and clear data from the text boxes. At any time, you can check your citations by choosing Show My Citations.
3. Select another type of reference using the radio buttons on the left. Follow the steps above to continue adding to your temporary file. When you've finished entering your last citation, it's time to save your work to a word-processing file."----from O.P.E.N. Citation Maker Help


"1. Click on the resource you want to cite from the yellow Source Type box. If a template does not appear, you might need to allow pop-ups from your browser.
2. Complete the template form with information from your source. Only fill in the boxes that apply with information that is available to you.
3. When you are done filling out the form, click “Create Citation Below.” Your citations will appear below the template in the dotted box.
4. Continue this process for each of your sources. You may enter multiple citations without losing the previous ones.
5. When you have entered all of your citations, sort them into the required alphabetical order by clicking on “Sort All.” If a citation begins with quotation marks, manually move that citation from the beginning of the list to its proper alphabetical spot.
6. After sorting, click “Copy All.” Then copy and paste the citations into a word processing document that you print or save.
7. Once you paste your list into your own document, correct these things as necessary" ---from OSLIS Instructionszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Be sure to create your citations in the correct format. Here are just a few examples:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of publication: Publishing company, Year of publication.

Author’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article”. Magazine Title. Publication date (day month, year): pages.

Author, if given. Title of Site or Page. Name of Institution or Sponsoring Organization. Date you visited site <URL of website>