How To Cite Sources Within Your Proposal

How To Cite Sources Within Your Proposal/TCA
After you create your annotated bibliography, while you are writing your proposal or technical
communication analysis (TCA), you need to cite any sources that you use in your text. This
includes graphics or images. If you use ideas or text, you can paraphrase it or “quote” it. Either
way, you have to use one of the citations methods (MLA, IEEE or APA). For instance, you
could put a number at the end of the sentence or passage that you are using like this [1]. If you
use an exact quote, “the punctuation for quoting is like this” [2]. You can also use articles from
magazines and newspapers [3].
Then you include a “References” or “Works Cited” section at the end of the paper. It’s like the
annotated bibliography, except that you only include what you quote in sequential numerical
You can also use citations for illustrations you take from the internet. Do it something like this:
Figure 1. This pie chart shows the amount of pizza (ORG.ZA) that is generally available when
your income is below $14,000 per year [4].
References (or Works Cited)
1. C. S. Johnson, “Statistics on World Evolution and the Meaning of Life,”
<http\\>, accessed Nov. 1, 2006.
2. C. S. Johnson, Brilliant Things that Teachers Say, City: Publisher, year.
3. A. N. Author, “An Engaging Article,” XYZ Magazine, Vol.:#, (year) p. xx.
4. This illustration is taken from Name of Website, <http\\>, accessed Nov. 1,