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Writing and Citing: Home

How to cite info sources in various citation styles (ex. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

Writing

This Research Guide was designed to provide you with assistance in WRITING your papers and CITING your sources for papers, projects, and other class assignments.

There are different styles (MLA, APA, CMS, etc.) so select the tab at the top for the style you need.

Citation Builders can help format your citation for you. You should always check them for accuracy.

Many databases will also create citations in the format you need.

Tips

The key to citing any source is to:

  1. Use the format your professor requires. If you don't know....ASK!

  2. Be consistent with the style and format throughout your paper.

  3. Remember to cite images, websites, and other nontraditional sources.

  4. Get help at the WRITING CENTER if you need it.

For citing material from the Web, two additional pieces of information are usually needed:

  1. the electronic address or URL of the site (e.g. http://...)

  2. the date you accessed the site or database

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WRITING and CITING GUIDE

Use this guide to help you with all the ins and outs of writing college papers. 

  • How to I avoid Plagiarism?

  • What citation style do I use? APA? MLA?

  • How do I create a References or Works CIted page?

  • How do I cite a website?

  • How do I know what kind of information to use? 

  • Is the information online credible? Truthful? Reliable?

  • What is scholary or peer-reviewed information?

  • How can I use databases instead of Google?

  • What is Google Scholar?

This Research Guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources for papers, projects, and other class assignments.

There are different styles (MLA, APA, CMS, etc.) so select the tab at the top for the style you need.

Citation Builders can help format your citation for you. You should always check them for accuracy.

Many databases will also create citations in the format you need.

 

Getting Started

There are several different Styles for documenting your research and writing your papers. Always check with your Instructor to find out what is required in your courses. Use the tabs above for help on writing and citing.

  • English, Writing (WRT) and many Humanities Courses use MLA style.

  • Health Sciences, Business, Psychology, and Education often use APA.

  • History classes usually require Chicago Style (CMS).