How do you cite online sources?
To cite Internet sources is actually very easy. This is for MLA citing. One thing to remember is that each of these steps must end in a period.
First state the name of the author of the article Last, First.
Then the title of the article in quotations. "Title here."
Then the name of the website. WikiAnswers.com.
The day you accessed the website. July 28, 2009.
Finally, the website URL: <http:/youtube.com/watch?v=zQME-ChSwNM>
Yes, changing a few words here or there does not remove your requirement to cite your sources. If the underlying meaning and intent of your passage is identical to someone else's than you have plagiarised unless you cite them as your source. Any reputable scholar should either paraphrase multiple sources together into one passage and article OR cite your sources.
The best practice is for an answerer to cite his or her sources. This can be done by utilizing the Q&A's Related Links function and the superscript formatting tool just like you would use on an essay. It is not required, but it is good practice. It isn't required because some Q&As may be asking for opinions. How would one cite the source of his or her own opinion? Of course, it would be nice…
Purdue Owl has great articles on citing your sources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ Also, check out these great automatic citation websites: http://searchcited.com - Completely free. Cite internet sources as you see them in Google. I recommend this for internet sources. http://easybib.com - MLA is free, cite urls, books, and more automatically, but you have to type in each one individually. I recommend this for book sources. Each format, MLA/APA/Chicago, is completely different, and you need to know which…