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Cite your sources

Why Cite?

  • Give Credit to the Author or Creator 
  • Prevent plagiarism: Take notes and put what you have read in your own words
  • Stay organized and keep of your sources & cite as you go by using: 

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School Databases

Britannica School - Use Level 2, 3   Level 2 has a video of each president  

ABC-CLIO - Use American History

Biography in Context

These articles are cited for you.

Cite Your Sources

Research Tips

These are helpful resources to use when doing research:

  • Databases (Britannica School, ABC-CLIO, or Biography in Context see links below)
  • Books: Lurgio Online Library Catalog
  • Websites (remember to use authoritative and reliable websites. Ask yourself:  Who created the website and why? Does the website look professional? Does the information make sense?  How is the author qualified to share information on this particular topic?  Governmental, educational, and organizations are the most reputable websites.
    • When doing a google search:
      • ADD-   site:.gov     

                     site:.edu   or site:.org  

      • EXAMPLE:  James Madison site:.gov Thomas Jefferson site:.edu

Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpgThomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800.jpgJames Madison.jpgJames Monroe White House portrait 1819.gifImage result for john quincy adamsImage result for andrew jacksonOfficial Presidential portrait of John Adams (by John Trumbull, circa 1792).jpg       

 

Washington     Adams     Jefferson     Madison  

Monroe     Quincy Adams     Jackson     

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

Works Cited Document: SET THIS UP FIRST

  •    Title the document: (President Bio Project)
  •    Times New Roman,   12 font,   Double Spaced

All Citations: 

  •    ABC order
  •    Every line AFTER the first is indented.
  •    (Return - Tab:  to indent any line after the 1st)

EXAMPLE

________________________________________________________________

Your Name

Teacher's Name

Class or Assignment

13 March 2017

Works Cited

Clinton, Susan. James Madison, Fourth President of the United States.

     Chicago: Childrens, 1986. Print.

"Miller Center." American President-. University of Virginia, 2016. Web.

     14 Feb. 2016. <http://millercenter.org/president/madison>.

The US Presidents

Search Tip

 

Search Tip

ADD-   

site:.gov     

site:.edu    

 to your internet search 

EXAMPLE:

James Madison site:.gov

James Madison site:.edu