KidsHealth.org loves teachers and students! We hear from them a lot.
One of the most common questions from students is: "When I'm doing a report, how should I list KidsHealth in my resources or bibliography?"
Use KidsHealth.org as the Author's Name
Most formats use an author's name. At KidsHealth.org, we don't list authors' names, so you can just write "KidsHealth.org" instead of a name.
Remember to give this information from any KidsHealth article you want to list:
- KidsHealth.org (website name)
- date reviewed, which is listed at the bottom (month and year when it was reviewed by an expert)
- title of the article (for example, "Learning About Allergies")
- date you read it (the month/day/year)
- website URL (this is what's in the web browser bar, which starts http://...)
For example, if you wanted to list the KidsHealth article Learning About Allergies, you could put it in your sources like this:
KidsHealth.org, February 2012, Learning About Allergies, April 2, 2014, http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/allergiesimmune/
Always Ask the Teacher!
Your teacher may have another format that he or she prefers. Be sure to ask so you get it right!
And remember to follow the rules about not cutting and pasting (using exactly what you see on the Internet in your report without using quotation marks and citing the source). That's called plagiarism and it can get you in trouble!
To see our full infographics collection, click here.
We understand that it can be difficult (and sometimes confusing!) for students to piece together their MLA citations. That’s why we created an MLA format citation template for you to share, distribute, and/or post for your students.
This infographic helps your students properly cite books, websites, online videos, online journal articles, and digital images in MLA format. While there are other variations for these citations, this template reflects the most common way to cite these source types.
Whether you decide to use this in conjunction with a research project, place it on display in your classroom as a visual reference, or print it out so students can store it in their binders or notebooks is up to you. The possibilities are endless. We want your students to be responsible researchers, who acknowledge the work of original authors, which in turn prevents plagiarism. Hopefully, this template makes it easier for your students to achieve this goal.
Citing in other styles? No problem! We also have citation tools and guides for APA format and Chicago style.