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Research & Citing: Use and cite

Which sources did you use?

It is important that you give credit to the people whose works contributed to your ideas. This is done by including a BIbliography or Works Cited page. It is critical to  avoid plagiarism, and also a bibliography is useful providing other resources for someone else who is researching your topic, or an aspect of your topic.

There are different ways of citing your sources, depending on which style you are using. Your instructor should tell you which one to use. Each style has its own manual. 

The best online source for APA and MLA styles is the OWL at Purdue.

Hey! Did you know.....

GALILEO will construct a citation for you. Go to the full citation, and click the "Cite" button under tools. NOTE: Be sure and proofread the citation though. Sometimes there will be capitalization and other errors. 

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AMA style manual cover    Call number: R119 .A533 2007Reference Athens


Cover Chicago Manual of Style 

Chicago Manual of Style

Athens, Elbert, Walton Reference
Z253.U69 2017

The Purdue OWL Chicago webpage is excellent as well.




APA publication manual coverCall Number: REF BF76.7 .P83 2010 at all campus libraries

Tips for Using Microsoft Word for Citing:

1) Use the APA template in Microsoft Word to have your header and page numbers already set up.

2) To create hanging indention for your References page:

  •      Highlight your reference citations.
  •      Click on Paragraph on the Word toolbar.
  •      Select Special and change to Hanging.
  •      Voila!



Purdue OWL's MLA section

Easy Bib Free (for MLA) citation maker

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