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This guide provides instructions on how to cite sources according to the different style manuals. Examples from MLA, APA and the Chicago style manuals are provided.

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Why Cite Sources?

Welcome to the Henry Whittemore Library's Citing Sources LibGuide! 

Prior to writing a research paper you will need to read and review research materials that were published on the topic. In your paper you need to mention, or cite, the research you have consulted and give credit to its owners. Not doing so, or presenting someone else's idea as your own is considered plagiarism. (For additional information on plagiarism, see the video clips below).

At the end of the paper you will need to provide a bibliographical list of the resources you have consulted in your research. The list needs to be arranged alphabetically, and should specify where the resources you consulted were initially published or from what source they were retrieved.

The short video, prepared by the Pollak Library of the California State University, Fullerton, will help you understand why one needs to cite the sources they used when writing a paper, but it also provides the guidelines to the information that needs to be included in the citations.

Log-in from Off-Campus

FSU's Whittemore Library requires that users who are off-campus authenticate through Blackboard.  Blackboard accounts are set up through Blackboard, not the library, so while we will help as much as possible to get you onto our databases from off-campus, sometimes we may have to refer you back to Blackboard or Information Technology to get your account set-up properly.  Below we have included links for how to format the username/password to get onto the library databases as well as IT Services information.

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Debbie Percher
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Debbie Percher
Reference Librarian
Whittemore Library 117
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Tel: 508-626-4654
dpercher@framingham.edu
508-626-4654