You must credit other people’s work!  If you are borrowing ideas, images, or wording from others, you must give credit to them otherwise you are plagiarizing…..that, and your teacher may not accept your assignment without one.

Here are some links to help you:

Your Guide to: MLA (7th edition) – a detailed sample in .pdf format.

Building your bibliography – a tool to help you gather the details to create your bibliography
(From Bryne Creek library)

 –  a free online bibliography and citation maker.

What is a citation?

It is a reference to a resource you have used. Your list of citations make up the bibliography, works cited, works consulted, or whatever you want to call it. According to MLA 7, it should be ordered alphabetically by author’s last name – web tools such as EasyBib do this for you.

Always include a publisher in your citation. (“Np” means “no publisher.”)  If you can’t find one, think twice about using the site.  Ask the librarian for help.

**Great Tip**  To find out who the owner/publisher of a website is, go to and enter the domain name.  Example:  Don’t enter the “www” part.  The “Registrant” is the owner/publisher.

What is an annotated bibliography and how do I make one?

An annotated bibliography consists of a citation (refer to above) and the annotation. The annotation is a short (a few sentences to a paragraph) description or critique of the citation. The annotation can include any of the following:

  • a summary of the resource
  • information on the author’s background
  • highlight possible biases of the argument
  • describe strengths / weaknesses of argument
  • whether the resource was useful

An annotated bibliography begins with the citation and is followed by the annotation.

Need help?  Ask Ms. Strong, our Teacher-Librarian to help with this as you refer to the links below.

SFU Library: How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
Cornell University Library Guides: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Concordia University Libraries: How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography

VIDEOS: 3-minute guides on plagiarismparaphrasing, and citations for your bibliography.  Also, getting started on a research project (hint: choose something that interests you).

  • How do I cite a web page? Find answers here, or see the detailed guide from Queens University.
  • Complete the CRAAP Detection checklist to verify your resource’s validity and credibility.