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Information on commonly used citation styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and more
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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Need help with more than just your citations?  Set up an appointment with one of the Writing Center's consultants and get support and great advice about your paper.

Visit them to set up an appointment or see if a consultant is available:

University Writing Center

031 Dunbar Library (in the tunnels)

Mon - Thu 9a - 6p
Fri 9a - 3p

Summer hours:
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Whether you're working on your first research paper or you're an experienced student with an unusual source to cite, citing your sources can be challenging. Never fear! This guide refers you to websites and print books that will help you figure out how to cite your sources in several different styles.


Why do I have to cite my sources?

  • You should cite your sources because otherwise you would be taking credit for ideas that were not your own, otherwise known as plagiarizing. You are stealing someone else's intellectual property. (from SUNY Delhi Libraries website)
  • Writing your paper in a standard format helps your reader understand you more easily (and it really helps your professors, especially since they read hundreds of papers a year!)


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