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Citing Your Sources

When you do research for a paper or project, you may find information in lots of different sources. You may find some information out of a magazine article, or a scholarly journal article, or a book. Where you got this information needs to be recorded at the end of your paper.  This is called citing your sources


Parts of a Citation



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Help on creating a Reference List and Citing Sources from Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

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Instructions on How to Cite Resources

When you need instructions on how to cite resources on the Internet, consult the  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers,  Eastern Oklahoma State College Library has a copy. Call Number: 808 Gib. If you are unable to get to the library to consult this book, then there are resources online that can assist you.


Online Citation Helpers

Landmark's Citation Machine makes it easiy to correctly cite your sources. Simply choose your citation style (APA Turabian or MLA) and find the type of resource (book, article, Internet) and it will prompt you for the information, and then when completed, will give your the citation which you can cut and paste into your paper!

The link to Landmark's Citation Machine appears below:

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