To help with this, you may be familiar with the option to “Bookmark” your pages online — do this for online sources.
You can create a Diigo account and one free group for your links.
If more than one sentence is referencing the same source, try to place it at the last of those sentences.
However, no matter what you cite INSIDE your writing, all the sources you use for the paper need to be included in your bibliography.
It’s a beautiful sunny day, you had a big delicious breakfast, and you show up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for your first class of the day. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that most of us struggle a little or a lot with writing a research paper. It is the same tool I used to write this blog article and make sure my grammar errors were caught without having to hire an expensive editor! Here’s an example of a mind-map I just did for Influential People!
Just as you’re getting comfortable in your chair, your teacher hits you with it: A 5-page, size 12 font research paper… The sky goes black, your breakfast turns to a brick in your stomach. By writing whatever came to my mind and connecting those thoughts, I was able to come up with quite a few influential people to write about — I could come up with EVEN MORE if I kept writing!!
This goes on a separate page, after your main essay and may be titled “Works Cited” or “Bibliography”.
(Make sure to check the guidelines, and ask your teacher!
That’s a lot easier than taking a pen straight to your paper and hoping for some magical, monk-like inspiration to come, As you write, be sure to pin-point the places where you are inserting sources.
I’ll talk about in-text citations in just a moment!