Learn and Generate Bibliographies, Citations, and Works Cited

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Jennifer Betts is a certified substitute teacher with more than 13 years of writing experience. What truly drives her professional writing is a passion to help others learn. Her articles published on websites and publications including Study.com, YourDictionary, LovetoKnow and Education Portal demonstrate her commitment to break information down into easy-to-digest instructions. She has even earned praise from multiple companies for presenting information in a fun and conversational way. For 20 years, she’s taught and tutored children of all ability levels. This experience has illustrated to her that everyone learns differently. Trying to approach information in a creative or easy-to-follow way can help everyone to grasp something new or even revitalize a boring topic. Whether she is writing about bibliography formats or lesson plans, she believes that every topic can be fun if it is approached just the right way. In addition to education writing, Jennifer finds her other writing passions in body art, photography, and cleaning. She’s always enjoyed the different forms that beauty can take. That love drove her to earn a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, become a tattoo artist, and open a photography studio. The love of beauty carries over into saving the planet any way she can by creating environmentally-friendly cleaning hacks and recipes for your entire home. Because writing isn’t all about work. She’s penning a young adult fantasy novel that she hopes to publish in the next few years. When she’s not writing, you might see her taking the track with her roller derby team or riding skateboards at the park with her sons. View more of her writing endeavors and life by checking out her bio on LovetoKnow.com (https://www.lovetoknow.com/member/8586~jennifer-betts).
How to Cite a Play in MLA
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You thought you were a citation master until you hit an MLA play citation roadblock. You’ve quickly discovered that you don’t know how to cite a play in MLA 8 correctly. In MLA style, you need to learn how to cite a play that is published, unpublished, live or even part of an anthology. To begin, you’ll need to include the playwright, act, scene and even line numbers, if they are available...

Chicago Style Citations and Format
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Writing your first academic paper in Chicago 17 format can be a real nail biter. Not only is the official manual massive, but it can be difficult to know which Chicago style citations to use. Breeze through your essay by breaking down the Chicago and Turabian style format into digestible chunks with a straightforward and comprehensive guide. Should You Use Chicago Style? College writing is never...

MLA Format and Citations
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Writing your first paper in MLA format can be a bit scary, to say the least. Use this simple yet comprehensive guide on all things MLA 8 style to take you through the step-by-step process of creating your MLA style paper and works cited, including proper MLA citations. The examples and illustrations will ensure that you don’t get led astray in your MLA essay. Deciding on MLA Format and Citations...

APA Format and Citations
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When it comes to writing styles, the format for APA citations can be a formidable foe. However, if you break down the APA format into the basics, it doesn’t really look so scary. Use this easy-to-follow APA format and citations guide to break down your research writing into easy steps. Table of Contents What Is APA Style? Choosing Your Thesis Finding Sources Creating an Outline Formatting an APA...

Types of Bibliography Styles
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When it comes to writing styles, there are a lot of them. Whether you’re writing a biology, communications, theology or philosophy research paper or essay, there is a writing style for you. Learn about the different styles for formatting your paper, as well as how the reference and bibliography styles differ between them. What’s in a Name? In the world of writing, there are bibliographies...

Footnote Referencing Styles
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So, you’ve ventured into the wacky world of footnotes. Understanding which styles use them, when they use them and how to use them can have you scratching your head in confusion. Don’t fret! In this article, you’ll learn all the different footnote referencing styles, why you might use footnotes, and how to use them through examples. Using Footnotes Footnotes are one way to make in-text...

Common Research Paper Bibliography Formats
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Research papers take a lot of different steps to format your outline and discuss where your sources came from. Every paper ends with a citation page or bibliography. The type of bibliography that you use will depend on your research and subject matter. Bibliography Uncovered Before you can even get into the steps of creating your bibliography, you need to understand specifically what a...

Standard Chicago/Turabian Bibliography Template
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Creating a Chicago 17 style paper is a lot of work. However, before you can turn in your essay or report, you need to create a bibliography. The bibliography will list all the sources that you used in the creation of your work. If you follow a basic Chicago style format bibliography template, you’ll be sure to include all the right elements. Knowing Your Style Different styles use different...

Bibliography Examples for Students
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You’ve finished writing your essay. Now, it’s time to make an alphabetized list of all the books, periodicals and websites you used. Some writing styles call this list the bibliography. Since a bibliography example can speak louder than words, get a sample of bibliographies in MLA, APA and Chicago styles. Then, learn about the different types of bibliographies available that you may need to...

Preliminary Bibliography Examples
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When you’re trying to get your project or research paper organized, it can be helpful to create a preliminary bibliography before jumping in head first. Not only will this help you to organize your research, but it’ll give you a good start on your paper. Preliminary bibliographies can also help you figure out which sources are keepers or duds. What Is a Preliminary Bibliography? After you...

How to Write a Bibliography for a School Project
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Several school projects can include a research paper. Writing a paper for a school project can be a daunting task. Whether you are writing for college or high school, you need to keep track of the sources you use and reference them at the end of your paper. The type of reference list or bibliography that you use  for your school project will depend on you or your professor. What Is a Bibliography...

Difference Between MLA and APA Citation Pages
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You’ve been looking over the different writing styles and noticed that MLA and APA format are similar. Staring at the citation page, you really can’t see a difference between the two. While MLA 8 and APA 6 do have a lot of similarities in the citation pages, there are a few distinct differences that you’ll notice if you really look at them. MLA vs. APA If you are comparing MLA and APA citation...

Using Endnotes and a Bibliography
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Your professor required that you create endnotes for your in-text citation. You’ve composed your endnote page beautifully. Now, you’re looking at creating the bibliography. But why? Didn’t you already cover everything in your endnotes? Learn about the differences and similarities between a bibliography and endnotes. Find out when you’ll use each and why. Endnotes, Bibliography or Both...

Bibliography Rules and Guidelines
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Your eyes are crossed. You haven’t showered in three days, but your paper is done. Pushing away from your computer, you breathe a much needed sigh of relief. That is until you realize that you haven’t created your bibliography. What’s your style again? How do you create it? Don’t worry, your guide to bibliography rules is right here, ready to help. Not All Bibliographies Are Equal In the...

APA Style Citation Format Examples
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Writing your APA 6 paper was easy-peasy. You had the perfect sources, and everything reads great. Now, it’s time to format your reference page. You’re looking at the books, web pages, PDFs, journals and magazines that you used. Formatting each one is slightly different. Break down the format that you should use by looking at a few different APA citation examples. Citation Rules There...

Works Cited Page Example
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Your paper is perfect! All your in-text quotes have a citation, the formatting is top-notch and you’re now breathing a sigh of relief. Until you realize you don’t have a works cited. Don’t lose your cool. You have the research and the paper. Now, just follow the MLA 8 works cited page example below as guide to create your own. How to Do a Works Cited Page A works cited page is the last page of...

Easy APA Citation Guide to Generate Reference Pages
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Your professor requested APA format and your paper is done. Time to breathe easy, right? What about your references page? You didn’t think to create that while you were writing your paper and now you are staring at it in horror. You have your references, but what should they look like? How should they be formatted? Check out a few examples and you’ll find that formatting an APA 6 citation...

Turabian Style Citations and Bibliography
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Your professor has told you to write your paper in Turabian style, but you’re clueless. You keep seeing this style and Chicago 17 combined. Now you are really confused. Find your answers to what Turabian is and how it’s created. What Is Turabian Style? Turabian is a style covered under the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). The difference in these styles is who they are created for...

How to Make a Citation in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian
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In high school, college and even during your professional career, knowing how to make a citation within your writing is important. The citation lets the reader know where you found the information and where they can find the information. It also makes it clear that these aren’t your thoughts. Citation is all about giving credit where credit is due. Citation is All About Style Whether it’s...

Understanding Citations vs. References
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References and citations are the apples and oranges of the writing world. While it might seem like these two words are interchangeable. They are distinctly different within a scholarly writing piece in MLA, APA format or Chicago style. Learn what they are and how to use each one. Citations or References No matter what writing style that you use, you’ll come across the reference or citation...

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography in MLA Format
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Is your professor asking you to write an annotated bibliography? Are you clueless? You’ve come to the right place. The world of bibliographies can be a difficult web to weave, especially when you are talking about annotated bibliographies. Take a deep breath and get ready. You’re going to learn everything you need to know to make an annotated bibliography in MLA 8 style. What Is an...

How to Write Footnotes in MLA and APA
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You were trying to get away from footnotes by creating your paper in MLA or APA format, but you just can’t avoid them. Remember that footnotes in MLA or APA are a rare occurrence. You’ll only use MLA 8 or APA 7 footnotes to make bibliographic, content or copyright notes. Basically, you’re just going to give your reader a little extra information that wouldn’t fit in the text. Now that you know...

How to Cite the Bible
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The Bible is a formidable opponent in the writing arena. Citing Bible verses comes will all types of questions. Do you need to know how to quote the Bible? Does it vary with each citation style? The list goes on and on. However, don’t sweat it. Breaking down how to cite the Bible in MLA 8, APA 7 and Chicago 17 for parenthetical and reference citations is as easy as ABC or NKJV (New King James...

How to Cite a PDF
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You can’t avoid citing a PDF (Portable Document Format), especially if you’re using the internet for research. As it turns out, the “how to” when it comes to how to cite a PDF in your MLA 8, APA 6 or Chicago/Turabian style paper is easier than you think. Just break down your MLA PDF citation to the basic elements and number of authors, and then cite it like any other electronic document. Just in...

APA In-Text Citations and References for Multiple Authors
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Figuring out how to format your work with just one author was hard enough. Now, you have a book that has three different authors and one with eleven different authors. You know all those names are just going to clutter up your APA 6 essay. Learn the right way to source multiple authors using APA citations. Creating a Parenthetical Citation Whether you have a book or magazine with multiple...

How to Cite a Picture in MLA
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Images add diversity and visual information that sometimes just isn’t possible with words alone. But, how do you cite a picture and add it to your MLA 8 works cited list? Learn the ins and outs of citing a picture in your work and a little about the legalities. Adding a Reproduced Image in Text Sometimes, it makes sense to reference images visually to prove a point. This is especially true if you...

How to Cite YouTube and Other Videos in MLA and APA
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With the advent of YouTube, Vimeo and other great sites, you can find short videos and how-to-videos online from a wide range of experts. This means, you might need to cite a video as part of your essay. Make your video citations “fabulous” by following a few simple tricks. Style Matters Of course, style matters. This is professional writing, after all. However, basically each style...

Correct Blog Citations
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You thought that your citation game was strong. But, you’ve hit a blog. Don’t stress. Blog style citations typically break down the who, when, what and where of the blog you used. Just so you are prepared for anything that comes your way, learn the formats for MLA 8, APA 6, Chicago 17 and Harvard. Citing a Blog in MLA Humanities writing your game? Then, MLA style is what you are looking for...

APA Style Citations for Quotes, Paraphrasing, and References
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You think citing quotes in your APA format paper is going to be simple. But, suddenly you have one book with multiple authors and another book with no date. You’re trying to add a citation for a website quote with no author or date. Plus, you have an interview. Simple APA 6 citations have become a mess. Break down citations for books, websites and even interviews in even the most difficult...

APA Citations for Personal Interviews and Transcripts
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Interviews can add a personalized touch to your paper, since this information is not found anywhere else and comes from an expert. Interviews are primary sources. Since you’ve done all the hard work and conducted these interviews, make sure you format your citations correctly in APA 6 style. Give your paper the polished look it deserves. Adding an Interview in APA The sixth edition of APA is a...

How to Cite a Wikipedia Page in 4 Easy Ways
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Wikipedia is a great starting point for research. Some will caution using it as a source because the content is user generated and plagiarism issues can come into play. But, it’s usually backed up with additional sources that can improve your writing. If you’re adding it to your bibliography, reference list or works cited, there are a few easy ways to cite Wikipedia no matter what format...

How to Do APA Citations With No Author
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Writing can be a fun and exciting time. Don’t let your head get all jumbled over styles, especially if you come across a difficult source like a blog or article with no author. Instead of losing your cool, follow these simple steps to citing sources with no author in APA 6 format. No Author, No Problem for APA Style guides let you wrap everything up in a nice neat package. They even cover those...

Tips on Citing a Poem in MLA Style
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Hath thou ever cited a poem before? Citing a poem in MLA 8 format isn’t life or death; it’s simply a matter of knowing the MLA citation style. Not only will your writing be flawless, but your poem quotations will be impeccable too. Citing a Poem In-Text Poems come in all shapes and sizes. They can be the size of a novel or as few as two lines. Therefore, it makes sense that citing a poem in the...