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Assistance with citing your sources for a research paper.
This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing a paper.
There are different styles that format the information differently, so select the tab for the style you need and take a look at some examples.
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For additional assistance with any of these Citation Styles, stop by the Research Center Desk (2nd Floor) to borrow a copy of any style manual.
"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research
and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should
feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your
research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if
it were your own creation."
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. New York: MLA. 55. Print.
There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:
MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
APA style is often used by Education, Psychology, Nursing and Health Sciences
Chicago/Turabian is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts
Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
Special Thanks to Scott Pfitzinger for creating a large part of this great guide and Anthony DelRosario for creating smaller parts of this guide.