There are two parts to every citation:
- The internal citation in the text/body of your paper (such as a footnote, parenthetical or narrative citation)
- The "Works Cited" or "Bibliography" where the full source citation is listed.
Depending on which style your teacher has assigned you to use (MLA, Chicago, or APA) depends on how you will cite your sources.
Thankfully, our school subscribes to NoodleTools which is an online research management tool. Not only does NoodleTools help you take notes and organize your research, it makes it super easy to build accurate citations. When you are done gathering research, you have the ability to export your bibliography.
Some of the databases that we offer allow you to export your citations directly to NoodleTools. We strongly encourage you to use NoodleTools in your research journey!
The Purdue Online Writing Lab or OWL is a great resource for information on citation styles.