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Citing Sources

#citations #citing #references

Why Cite?

  • It affects your grade!
  • Give credit to the people whose ideas you used.
  • Anyone reading your paper will have accurate references for future study.
  • Failure to cite your sources constitutes plagiarism.

Which Style?

Different disciplines use different citation methods. Ask your instructors which style they prefer. If they have no preference, follow these guidelines:

APA Style: psychology, education, nursing, social sciences

MLA Style: literature, arts, humanities

Turabian Style: history; can be used with all subjects

Other Styles: CBU's Writing & Communications Corner has information on additional citation styles.

APA Style

MLA Style

Turabian Style


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