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Cite Your Sources
All research assignments require you to acknowledge information you borrow and to cite your sources.
- Lend credibility to your work
- Provide consistent format
- Acknowledge academic resources
- Avoid plagiarism
What is a citation?
A citation is a complete reference to a particular source. A citation usually includes the author, title, and other information needed to find the source.
Citation formats are rules and guidelines to make writing styles uniform within a specific work or publication.
Examples: MLA (Modern Language Association)
APA (American Psychological Association)
Chicago Manual of Style
Useful online citation resources:
Call Number: LB 2369 .G53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: BF 76.7 .P83 2010
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.