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Finding Evidence-Based Research in Education: Citing Sources

Evidence-based research defined + how to find it explained.

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Cite Sources / Avoid Plagiarism 

You'll be required to add a References page at the end of your research paper. This page is sometimes called a Works Cited page or a Bibliography. It lists the resources (books, journal articles, media) from which you've obtained others' thoughts that you have incorporated into your paper. The NYIT School of Education requires that you format your references in APA style. The tools and resources presented here greatly simplify doing so.


Documenting Your Sources

These Web-based tools offer fill-in-the-blank solutions for correct References page formatting: i.e., fill in blanks with author name, book or article title, date of publication, etc.; then click a Submit button and see your citation generated in correct APA style. Caution:  These tools offer formatting style options (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.). Be sure to select APA, the style required by the NYIT School of Education.

Online Fill-in-the-Blank Solutions (Bibliography Generators)

Citation Machine (Free, Web-based, no login required.)
KnightCite (Free, We-based, no login required.)

In-Depth Formatting/Style Discussion and Guidance

Research and Documentation ONLINE
The OWL at Purdue (Online Writing Lab)

Find additional formatting and citation tools HERE (Tool links on NYIT Library website.)

The NYIT Writing Center (Old Westbury, Manhattan): Get help with all aspects of writing. More info HERE.


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