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6.3 Citing Your Sources

There are a number of different styles or formats for citations. Which style you use depends upon the subject discipline you are working in. If you are uncertain about which style to use, ask your professor.

Each style includes the same basic parts of a citation, but may organize them slightly differently.

Some Commonly Used
Writing Style Guides
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA style is often used by students in the social sciences.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style, is often used by students in languages and English.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
This commonly-used style by Kate Turabian is a student version of a longer guide, The Chicago Manual of Style.
CBE (Council of Biology Editors) System is used by Biologists, zoologists, earth scientists, geneticists, and other scientists

Suggestions for Help
Module 6
6.0 Objectives
6.1 Transmitting Ideas
6.2 Parts of a Citation
6.3 Citing Your Sources
6.4 Plagiarism
6.5 Is it Plagiarism?
6.6 Avoiding Plagiarism
6.7 Copyright
6.8 Self-Quiz

Online Resources

 Electronic Style Guide Online citation guides are available on the UI library Web site

  Citation Machine There is even a Website that will automatically format your citations for you (Caution: the site does not guarantee one hundred per cent accuracy, so double check the cites.)




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