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ESL 400 Son-Chan

Why We Cite our Sources

Why do we cite?

  • Avoid plagiarism: the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
  • Strengthens the ideas and points we are sharing
  • When to cite? ideas and words that are not our own and facts that are not known by everyone
  • Two types of citations: In-text citations & full citations in “Works Cited”

Tools for Citing Sources: MLA Handbook

Tools for Citing Sources: Citation Generators

What is EasyBib?

EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly.

NOTE! EasyBib can save you a lot of typing. HOWEVER, you will still want to consult the Purdue OWL or MLA Quick Guide above to make sure your citation is correct! 

Cañada College students can use the premium features by registering (setting up an account).You must be on campus to register; once you you have registered you can use EasyBib from anywhere to create bibliographies for your entire career at Cañada College. 

Please come see us in the Library if you need help getting registered!