Critical Thinking & Information Literacy
Across the Curriculum
Worksheet: ESL Level 5
Goal: To be able to cite information for a paper
When you write a paper, you use a bibliography or a works cited list to tell others where
you found the information in you paper. This is called citing information.
We cite information to prevent plagiarism, which is copying someone else’s
ideas without giving them credit.
You must follow a citation style when you write up a bibliography. The most common
style used at BCC is the MLA style. To cite a book, use the following format:
Author’s Name (Last Name First). Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,
Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Write up a citation for the following book. Use the correct format!
Title: Alice in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: North-South Books
City of Publication: New York
Copyright Date: 1999
Write your answer here:
Bibliography: A list of citations at the end of a paper. A bibliography is
sometimes called a “Works Cited” list, and tells others where you found the information
that is in your paper. Citation: The important pieces of information needed to identify a book or
magazine. Use a citation to give credit to another person when you use their ideas. Plagiarism: Copying someone else’s ideas without giving them credit.