Why do we use references?

We use MLA Citations for Wikis. This is the instruction for how to paste references into our wiki projects. Wikispaces also has a reference guide on the ref tag. It is important to cite your sources when you quote or paraphrase. If it is an online source, you MUST include a hyperlink.

Step By Step Instructions

Reference and Citation Steps:

  1. Go to Son of Citation Machine to Generate the MLA Citation
  2. Return to your wiki page.
  3. Insert your blinker just after the quotation or paraphrase that needs a citation.
  4. Type a bracket and ref and ending bracket (see below)
    external image references.pngref_tag.png
  5. Paste the reference into the wiki.
  6. Type the page number and a period after it if it is a book.
  7. Close the reference tag by typing a bracket forward slash (/) ref and an ending bracket (see the image above.)
  8. If it is a website, turn the hyperlink into a "true" hyperlink as shown in the graphic by copying the hyperlink, clicking the link button, and pasting the hyperlink into the external link box.
  9. If this is the first reference on this page, go to the bottom of the page and type the word "References." DO NOT PUT A LINE UNDERNEATH IT!
    external image references.pngreferences.png
  10. Click "Save"
  11. A new reference must only be listed in full length THE FIRST time it is used. From then on use the author's last name and the page number, or in the case of an online article, the Article Name (which MUST be hyperlinked.)

Now, the graphic will look like this: