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Citation and Style Guides

Citation

APA 7th Edition Style Guide  -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

APA 7th Edition Style Guide -- from Valencia College.

MLA 8th Edition Style Guide  -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

*MLA 9th Edition Major Changes -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

MLA 8th Edition Style Guide --  from Valencia College.

          The Chicago 17th Edition Style Guide  -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

          The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition  --  from Valencia College.

          The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Online -- from the University of Chicago Press.

APA 7th Edition Quick Reference Guide  -- from the APA (American Psychological Association). Shows an image of how to cite three common sources.

MLA 8th Edition Style: Citations by Format -- from the MLA Style Center (Modern Language Association). Shows how to cite five basic source types.

The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition Online -- from the University of Chicago Press. Explains and gives examples of the two types of source citation in Chicago style: notes and bibliography and author-date.

 

APA 7 Sample Paper  -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

Bibliography and Annotated Bibliography: What's the Difference?

MLA 8 Sample Paper  -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

MLA 8 - Guide & Booklet

Chicago/Turabian Sample Paper - Author & Date Style -- from Purdue OWL (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

Chicago/Turabian Sample Paper - Notes & Bibliography Style  -- from Purdue OWL

(Purdue University, Online Writing Lab).

Books in the Library: Style Guides

                             

Why Should I Cite? 

  • To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you have used to get your information.
  • To give proper credit to the authors whose ideas you’re quoting or paraphrasing. 
  • Professors want you to cite in your work so they can go back and find where you got the ideas, quotes, etc.
  • Finally, citations protect you from plagiarism, they are academically required. 

When Should I Cite?

  • You should use citations whenever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize the work of someone else.
  • Quotations are exact duplicates of other people's words.
  • Paraphrases are other people's ideas rewritten in your own phrasing. They're usually about the same length as the original material.
  • Summaries are other people's ideas that you've shortened to highlight the main ideas. They're always shorter than the original material.
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