Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

How do I create citations?

Congratulations!  You have the information. You have your idea to present.  The next step is polishing it up for others to see.  Just be sure you acknowledge the original author of any work - music, video, writing, or even a game.

By the end of the module you will be able to say:

  • I can develop a thesis statement when required.
  • I can create and use citations properly.
  • I can support my topic by selecting the best facts, reasons, ideas, examples, and details from my sources.
  • I can use technology to produce, publish, and update my project.
  • I can organize and share my research, collaborate with others and publish projects.

Now that you have found references, taken notes and organized your information, you are ready to present your findings. You will need to choose the best way to present to your audience. Here are some types of presentations and what you need to consider as you prepare your presentation.

Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #8 below.


In school, on the job, or when volunteering, be sure you understand what is needed before you prepare your presentation.  Read some hints on Understanding Assignments  and then determine the type of presentation you will develop. 

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Read the INFOhio Citation Guide to learn more about MLA and APA paper formats.  Be sure to read through the Purdue Owl resources in this guide.

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Explore the Citation Helpers in the INFOhio Resources. Many INFOhio resources have citation helpers. When you select a book or article, look for a link labeled Cite/Citation/Citing and click it to get a rough draft of a citation. Treat all citation helpers as a starting point for a rough draft of a citation.
Determine which Citation Generator you will use.
•    BibMe
•    Citation Machine
•    EasyBib
•    Microsoft Word
•    NoodleTools Express


 Review the Citation Hamburger model for using quotes in your writing.  Download the graphic organizer to help you in documenting and citing sources.

#5    Test your citation knowledge by playing this Tic-Tac-Toe Citation Game.
#6    Focus your presentation by creating a thesis statement. Read this guide, How to Write a Thesis Statement.
#7    Read the article Writing a Conclusion to learn how to end your research paper with a strong final impression.
#8  choose icon Determine additional ways to present your research by investigating presentation tools and resources in Go! Ask, Act, Achieve: How do I present my project?.


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