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

    We have tried to make all of the information you may need easily accessible through links to other sites and on our homepage. We're adding information all the time to keep you up to date.


    Why Cite Sources?

    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.