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ENGL 2311: Technical and Business Writing: Prof. McGilbrey: Citation Resources

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.

Research Guides for Citation Styles

Check out our citation styles research guides:



Documentation Styles

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:


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