Check for a Cite feature in the article databases. This feature will put the article citation in APA or MLA style format.
Caution: Some databases do a better job than others in providing the citation in the correct format. Double-check the format against the guide your instructor wants you to use.
Keep track of your resources right from the start. If you don't, it may be challenging to refer back for more information or for citing and creating your bibliography.
For each resource, record the:
It is important to cite the sources you use because doing so:
The library has numerous resources to help you cite correctly.
You must cite your source when:
You don't have to cite your source when:
Always check your course syllabus or with your instructor about the citation style format to use and if there are any additional requirements.
When in Doubt - Cite it!
Whatever you put in your Works Cited or References page must have an in-text citation for the source in the body of your paper. The two go hand-in-hand.
Use these online guides to help you cite correctly.
Sharpen your skills in recognizing types of citations by playing the Tic-Tac-Toe Citation Game from James Madison University.
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