How to Cite Your Sources

NOTE: Citations provided by databases and citation makers are 'pretty good', but sometimes have formatting errors. Check with your teacher to learn which citation guide to use. Then check the results provided with the 'official version.'

Citation Maker (Did you read the note above?)

EasyBib Bibliography and Citation Maker
MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation formats are supported.


MLA Citations for Print Sources
From Purdue. 2 pages.

MLA Citations for Online Sources
Also from Purdue. 2 pages.

APA Citation Examples
From Easy Bib. Uses the new 6th edition form.


Citations inside the text of your paper
11 Minutes, but you can jump to specific sections. From NOVA Southeastern University.

How to cite articles in the Works Cited page of your paper.
4.30 Minutes. Also from NOVA.

How to cite books in the Works cited page of your paper.
4 minutes, from NOVA.


No lectures here- just a funny video, and the Anti-Plagiarism Rap.

Funny Video - 'A Plagiarism Carol': (In Norwegian! With subtitles)

The Anti-Plagiarism Rap. Written by Becky Rose, PCC Librarian.

Don't be slack, don't be shy, don't be in a daze.
Put it down and cite it- even simple paraphrase.

MLA, APA- the acronyms are pilin'
Use the one that's specified - they're all just ways of stylin'.

It's what YOU think that matters most
Do it all yourself and you can boast:
I'm an independent thinker with a critical eye
Don't cheat. Don't steal. Don't plagiarize.

So don't you copy, cut & paste, or imitate
Some folks say you won't get caught - don't take that bait.

It can wreck your reputation; it can smash your GPA
It's just not worth it at the end of the day.

So that's my little rap and I'm gonna tell it
The toughest thing about this gig is how to spell it.

Engineering Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    EBSCOhost. Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700+ are peer-reviewed. From EBSCO.

    Access Science
    An online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. In addition to 8,000+ articles there are biographies, research updates,and science news. The student center provides study guides and bibliographies.

    Science Direct  For best searching in this fine collection, click on the "Advanced Search" link to the right of the search box. That allows you to limit your search to articles that you can read immediately through the computer.

    Vocational and Career magazine articles.
    From "How to get the job" to "How to do it." From the Ebsco company.

Engineering Webpages

How to study and write in Engineering.
From 'How to'. You can read reviews of the handouts to decide which one is best for you.

Bioengineering for Pollution Prevention
From the Environmental Protection Administration, 2009.

The full name of the IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is referred to by the letters I-E-E-E and pronounced Eye-triple-E. The History Center is very good, with events of the day, a "Virtual Museum" with sections on Electronic Musical Instruments, Women in Technology, etc. FREE!

Owhyee Dam, Oregon. Built in 1932, the Owhyee Dam tested many of the technologies later used at Boulder (Hoover) Dam in Nevada. The Bureau of Reclamation has a nice website on them and the dam.

Thomasnet or "Who makes the (insert one: pipe, valve, wiring, rebar, chemical, whatever) that I need to put my engineering plan into practice? Thomasnet was originally the Thomas Guide to Manufacturers, a directory of manufacturing companies. It is a free and valuable resource for anyone in the engineering trade.

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