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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.
  • Citing sources is essential to avoiding plagiarism in your writing.

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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