Citation Station - Bibliography Information

  • It's always important to give appropriate credit to the sources you use and avoid plagiarism when doing research, writing a paper, or creating a project. As soon as you start taking notes from a resource or know that you are going to use it for an assignment, fill out a bibliography worksheet as completely as possible. Later you will turn the information from your bibliography worksheets into citations and a "Works Cited" or "Works Consulted" list. At Lansing Central Schools, we use MLA (Modern Language Association) rules for citing sources in our writing. The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook was released in April 2016. This fall we will begin migrating to the new guidelines. Here are two sites where you can preview of the changes:

     
    From the MLA "What's New in the Eighth Edition?" 

    From the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) "MLA Eighth Edition: What's New and Different"

    It appears that the Eighth Edition MLA rules are more intuitive and will be easier to follow that those in the Seventh Edition. 
      
    Follow the directions and examples on the bibliography worksheets to correctly complete a bib sheet for each resource you use for research. Make sure to write a bullet in the circle on the bib sheet and next to each note from that resource. That way you will be able to firgure out where the information came from if there is a quesiton later on.