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 for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)".
- MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide (The OWL at Purdue)
- MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)
- MLA Style Citation Guide (Scottsdale Community College Library)
- 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 (formerly the Council of Biology Editors).
- CSE Style (PC Library)
- Citing References in an Oral Presentation - CSE Style (PC Library)
- CSE Citation Guide (Ohio State University Libraries)
- CSE Style Guide (Indian River State College)
- The Writers Handbook - CSE Name-Year Documentation (The Writing Center @The University of Wisconsin Madison)
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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