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The reason for citing your sources is to give credit to those authors whose ideas you used in your research. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you should include it in your bibliography. If you do not cite the source, you may be guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism is using the ideas and writings of others and representing them as your own.
You should always confirm with your instructor which citation style to use and how flexible he/she is about including all the elements of the citation.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental.
Call Number: REF BF76.7 .P83 2010
Publication Date: 2009
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by "The MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style. Widely adopted in high schools, colleges, and publishing houses, the MLA Handbook treats every aspect of research writing, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative account of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives."
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Citing Sources: MLA from Williams College Libraries
MLA Documentation Guide from the The Writing Center at The University of Wisconsin - Madison
MLA Formatting and Style Guide from the OWL @ Purdue
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2010
Publication Date: 2010
We have a copy in Reference and a copy in the Main Collection.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by
Call Number: REF LB2369 .T8 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Chicago Manual of Style from the OWL @ Purdue
Chicago/Turabian Documentation Style from the The Writing Center at The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Turabian Quick Guide from the publisher, University of Chicago Press
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