This guide contains information to help you create annotated bibliographies and to cite sources according to different style manuals. It includes examples of APA and MLA citations, plus links to resources for citing with other style guides, like Chicago and AMA. You'll also find information on avoiding plagiarism.
Visit these sites for more information about constructing in-text citations, as well as citations for bibliographies, references lists, and works cited lists:
Citing sources produces a research trail so that those who read or hear your work can find the same materials you did. When you conduct research for a paper, presentation, or other project, one way you "show your work" is by citing sources. Citing appropriate sources also lends authority and credibility to your arguments.
You must cite any quotation, summary, or restatement of any idea or passage from your research. Citing sources is giving credit where credit is due. Not citing sources is plagiarism and can carry severe academic penalties.
Whenever you consult a source, record its citation information and note whether you quote (copy passages word-for-word) or you paraphrase (put passages into your own words).
In addition, if you accessed an electronic book (or e-book), record:
If accessed online, also record:
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