Citing and Documenting Research
Why? Properly documenting sources used for research is important because it ensures that:
- Credit for information originally provided elsewhere is given,
- Others can find the same information again, and
- Plagiarism (passing off the ideas or words of another as one's own) does not take place.
- Citations Guide (PC) Covers citation styles including MLA, APA and CSE. It also includes information on how to avoid plagiarism.
Style guides based on the "MLA Handbook (8th ed.)".
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide (The OWL at Purdue)
- MLA Citation Examples (UMUC: University of Maryland University College)
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (The OWL at Purdue)
- APA Style (Highline Community College)
- APA Style Help (American Psychological Association)
Style guides based on "Scientific Style and Format" from the Council of Science Editors.
Looking for an online citation tool? Try NoodleBib a web-based bibliography composer that can help you generate citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.
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