Consider the Source
Today, it is easy to find information. The question is: Which information is reliable? It is important to fact check both the information and the writer.
Evaluating Sources, General Guidelines - Owl at Purdue University
Evaluating Sources for Credibility - NC State University Libraries
CRAAP Test - UC Santa Cruz Libraries
Infographic - General Guide to Understanding Plagiarism
Most articles and eBooks in NCWiseOwl, linked in WCPSS RapidIdentity, include the MLA and APA citation for sources.
Owl at Purdue
This site is an excellent resource for writing and citation questions. There are guidelines on how to format your paper and your citations, both in MLA format and in other formats, such as APA.
"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."
EasyBib - free website for creating citations. Log in with your WCPSS Google account, and you can save citations. There are also fewer ads if you log in.
Google Docs also includes an option to create citations under Tools.
Questions? Get advice and help from your North Wake Library Media Specialist