What Are Citation Formats?
Citation formats are rules and guidelines that make writing styles uniform within a specific work or publication. They cover the following:
There are many citation formats. Some of the more commonly used ones are MLA format, APA format and Chicago format.
Why Cite Sources?
There are several reasons why you would want to cite your sources...
What Is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is giving the impression that you wrote or thought something that you borrowed from someone else.
How Can You Avoid Plagiarism? Cite your sources using a citation format.
What Must Be Cited?
Material Is Probably Common Knowledge If...
From: The Online Writing Lab. Purdue University
Frequently Used Formats
How do you know which format to use? Your instructor will let you know which format is required for your class and assignments.
Citation management tools can help you create citations in various formats. Click on the links below for more information about the two citation management tools available through the library.
Click on the link below to access the APA Citation QuickStart Guide
Click on the link below to access the APA Citation Guide from the Purdue OWL
Click on the link below to access the MLA Citation QuickStart Guide
Click on the link below to access the MLA Citation Guide from the Purdue OWL
An annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each source, which is called an annotation. Depending on your assignment, your annotations may include one or more of the following:
Summarize: Some annotations merely summarize the source.
Assess: After you summarize a source, it may be helpful to evaluate it.
Reflect: Next, determine how the source fits into your research.
Use the links below to access more information and samples.