You may not use more than 3 web pages (make sure they are reputable sites). The rest will come from online databases, magazines, or newspapers. Look for sites with .org, .net, or .edu at the end of the address.
As you find pages, save them into your research folder. You may not end up using all of them, but they will be there if you decide you need them.
When printing your information, make sure you copy & paste only what you need to a word document. You will use this information to create your powerpoint.
IV. WHAT PARTS OF THE MYSTERY ARE STILL UNEXPLAINED?
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Basic In-Text Citation Rules
Any time you quote, summarize, or paraphrase you must give the author credit by using a parenthetical citation (or in-text citation)---using parentheses to credit your source
All the parenthetical citations must be from a source listed on your Works Cited page.
If you mention the author in the sentence, you don’t need to rewrite his name in the parenthetical citation (just cite the source)
According to John Smith, Jack the Ripper was one of the most notorious criminals in history (“The History of the Ripper”).
If you mention the author & the source in the sentence, you don’t mention it in the citation.
John Smith wrote in the London Times that Jack the Ripper was one of the most notorious criminals in history.
If you used one source for an entire paragraph, place the citation at the end.
The philosopher Plato wrote about an ancient city over 2,000 years ago. Atlantis was said to be a very rich city whose peaceful people thrived in this near perfect environment. No one knows where this island is because it has been said the entire island disappeared literally overnight (Barrett).
If you used a direct quote, the citation must immediately follow the sentence
Although Atlantis boasted of a massive army, this “city of gold” was the one of the most peaceful islands in the Atlantic Ocean (Barrett).
Article with no author-state the title of the article in parentheses.
Jack the Ripper was the first and most well-known serial killer to introduce “total terror into the hearts of people” (“Serial Killers”).
Sources from the Internet with no author
The official Bigfoot website is devoted to finding the truth and claims to have absolute proof that it does indeed exist and has been wandering the woods of East Texas for at least one hundred years (“Bigfoot Lives”).
Works Cited Page: Basic Format
**MANY ARTICLES AUTOMATICALLY CITE THE SOURCE FOR YOU—IF NOT, USE THE CITATION MACHINE RESOURCE YOU SAVED IN YOUR RESEARCH FOLDER**