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Citing Sources: Citing Sources

Resources on how to cite the sources you use in your research papers and projects.


This guide offers resources to help you document the sources you're citing in your research papers and projects.  The following website is an excellent starting point:

Citation Resources (Purdue OWL)

Avoiding Plagiarism

Academic Integrity Tutorial

Walk through this tutorial to get a better understanding of what actions are considered plagiarism, and learn practical tips for how to avoid committing plagiarism.


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This software program allows you to import citations from our research databases and then easily create in-text citations and bibliographies in your research papers, in the style of your choosing (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.).

To obtain a copy of EndNote on CD (for either PC or Mac), contact the IT Help Desk located in Geisel Library.

For help with EndNote features, see our User's Guides for EndNote (desktop version) and EndNote Online.

Citation Guides

Book cover image for MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers MLA
Used by: Classics, English, Modern Languages, Philosophy
Print guide:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Ready Ref LB2369 .G53
Online guides:

MLA Style (Cornell)
Writer's Handbook (U-Wisconsin)
Book cover image for APA Publication Manual APA
Used by: Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychology
Print guide:
Publication Manual of the APA
Ready Ref BF76.7 .P83
Online guides:

APA Style (Cornell)
Writer's Handbook (U-Wisconsin)
Book cover image for The Chicago Manual of Style Chicago/Turabian
Used by: Economics & Business, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Politics, Theology
Print guides:
Chicago Manual of Style
Ready Ref Z253 .U69
Manual for Writers (Turabian)
Ready Ref LB2369 .T8
Online guides:

Chicago Humanities Style (Williams)
Chicago Author-Date Style (Williams)
Turabian Style (Ohio St)
Book cover image for The ACS Style Guide ACS
Used by: Chemistry
Print guide:
ACS Style Guide
Ready Ref QD8.5 .A25
Online guides:

ACS Quick Guide (UC-Berkeley)
ACS Style Guide (Williams)
Book cover image for ASA Style Guide ASA
Used by: Sociology
Print guide:
ASA Style Guide
Ready Ref HM569 .A54
Online guides:

ASA Format (Cal State Univ - L.A.)
Style Guide (William Patterson Univ.)
Book cover image for Scientific Style and Format CSE
Used by: Biology
Print guide:
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual
Ready Ref T11 .S386
Online guides:

CSE Style Examples  (Ohio St)
CSE Citation Style  (U-Wisconsin)

Special Types of Resources

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
This online guide prepared by Peter W. Martin at Cornell University School of Law, is an abridgement of the more detailed Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Ready Ref KF 245 .B4).

Uncle Sam: Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (Univ. of Memphis)
Guidance on how to cite federal and state government documents in Chicago/Turabian style, including bills, regulations, and reports from executive agencies. For further help, see The Complete Guide to Citing Government Documents (Ref J83 .G37). If you need to cite government documents in MLA style, see the
Citing Government Information Sources website.

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    Citation Creators

    Many research databases offer "cite this item" features, which generate citations in the most popular styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for any source that you find. You can then copy-paste these directly into your papers.

    WARNING: Be sure to double-check these citations against the rules for proper style, since they are NOT always accurate.