Citing Sources

EasyBib:

Hall County Schools provides a student account to Hall County high school students. The account provided will save your citation entries and work.

Easy Bib will cite according to the 7th ed. of MLA, 6th ed. of APA, and 16th ed. of Chicago (7th ed. Turabian).                                             To access EasyBib follow these steps:

  • Access to Easy Bib is through go.hallco.org.
  • Then, click on Google Drive. 
  • Once in Google Drive, look in the upper right corner of the page and click on the square to the right of your login name.
  • Scroll down through the available apps. 
  • Click on Easy Bib and it will automatically authenticate your login. 
  MLA Citations-  A resource for print and electronic citing of sources in MLA style: Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab:    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Basic Rules for Citations:

  • *Begin your work cited list on a separate page from the text of the essay under the label Works Cited (with no quotations marks, underlining, etc.), which should be centered at the top of the page.
  • *Make the first line of each entry in your list flush left with the margin. Subsequent lines in each entry should be indented one-half inch. This is known as a hanging indent.
  • *Double space all entries, with no skipping spaces between entries. *Keep in mind that underlining and italics are equivalent; you should select one or the other to use throughout your paper.
  • *Alphabetize the list of works cited by the first word in each entry (usually the author’s last name).
  • *Author’s names are inverted (last name first); if a work has more than one author, invert only the first author’s name, follow it with a comma, then continue listing the rest of the authors.
  • *If you have cited more than one work by a particular author, order them alphabetically by title, and use three hyphens in a place of the author’s name for every entry after the first.
  • *If no author is given for a particular work, alphabetize by the title of the piece and use a shortened version of the title for parenthetical citations.
  • *Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, book, etc. This rule does not apply to articles, short prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle.
  • *Underline or italicize titles of books, journals, magazines, newspapers and films.
  • *Use quotation marks around the titles of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers. Also use quotation marks for the titles of short stories, book chapters, poems, and songs.
  • *List page numbers efficiently, when needed. For example, pages 225 through 250 should be listed as 225-50 on your Works Cited page.
  • *If you are citing an article or a publication that was originally issued in print form but you retrieved from an online database, you should provide enough information so that the reader can locate the article either in its original print form or retrieve it from the online database (if they have access).
 

 Citation Machine: This is a free web-based resource for citing sources.

http://citationmachine.net/

Enter the specified information and the citation machine will construct the bibliography for you.