• 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. 

    Using Lateral Reading to Evaluate Sources

    Evaluating Sources, General Guidelines - Owl at Purdue University

    Evaluating Sources for Credibility - NC State University Libraries

    CRAAP Test  - UC Santa Cruz Libraries

    Citing Sources

     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."

    MLA Style Guide and Resources

    APA Style Guide and Resources

    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