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Citing Your Sources

Tools for Citing Sources | Citation ToolBox | Writing Assistance


Tools for Citing Sources
When you use other people's work or ideas, you must give them credit.  Use style guides to help you navigate this process and learn how to cite Web sites, prepare a bibliography, construct a footnote, and more! 

Here are some of the most widely used style manuals.

 

MLA Style
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.

MLA style guide websites

Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 7th ed. - Purdue University
Research and Documentation Online (Hacker), based on 7th ed.
Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 7th ed. - Southeast MO State Univ.
MLA - step by step
Citing a web resource, from Kent Library
Citing an article, from Kent Library 


APA Style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

APA style guide websites
Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 6th ed. - Purdue University
Research and Documentation Online (Hacker), based on 6th ed.
Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 6th ed. - Southeast MO State Univ.

APA Style Help, based on 6th ed. - from the American Psychological Association
APA - step by step
Citing a web resource, from Kent Library
Citing an article, from Kent Library
 

Chicago Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago Manual of Style - Ebook
Chicago style guide website
Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 16th ed. - from Purdue University
Online Writing Lab (OWL), based on 16th ed. - Southeast MO State Univ.


AMA Style

American Medical Association Manual of Style
AMA style source
University of Washington - Health Sciences Libraries

CSE Style
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers
Online CSE Style source
Documenting Sources (CSE Style: Biology and other Sciences)

 

Other Style Guides
The Columbia Guide to Online Style
A Manual for Writers (Turabian)
The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources

Various disciplines, such as Biology, Sociology & Mathematics have their own methods for citing information.  Use the following Purdue University OWL Lab site to use and learn about the variety of discipline specific style guides.
Resources for Documenting Sources in the Disciplines


Citation ToolBox
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Parts of an APA Scholarly Article Citation   
Parts of an MLA Article Citation from an Online Database 
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Writing Assistance

Writing Lab at Southeast.


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