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When you use other people’s information for a presentation or project, it’s important to give them credit and tell the reader where you got the information.

In this video, you will cite each of the reliable sources you used to get evidence to back up your argument.

Citing, or giving credit to your source adds credibility to your project.

Credibility is the quality of being trusted and believed.

To give credit to a source, include a citation on each slide.

A citation is a reference to the source of your information.

It allows readers to fact-check or find more about the information you used.

There are different styles you can use to cite a website.

This example uses Modern Language Association, or MLA, style, but use whatever one your teacher recommends.

Most styles contain the same information, like the name of the author, article, and website.

To begin a citation, return to the source of information for your first point.

This citation will include the: Name of the author with the last name first and a period at the end, Name of the article in quotation marks with a period at the end, Name of the publisher in italics, Date of publication, And a link to the article.

Replace the beginning of the link with w-w-w.

Do the same for your second source.

If no author is listed, but the website is produced by something like a government agency, use that name as the author.

Finish with citing the source of your last point.

Align your citations on each slide.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a citation for each of your sources, And centrally align the citations.

Instructions

  1. Create a citation for each of your sources.
  2. Centrally align the citations.