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Citation Guide

This guide provides instructions on how to cite sources according to the different style manuals.


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

This purpose of this guide is to provide information and assistance on how to best write your citations. It provides information and examples on writing citations according to the various citation formats. Please check with your course instructor if you are not sure which format is required for your assignment,

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Why Cite Sources?

Prior to writing a research paper, you will need to read and review the 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.

To get a better understanding of the importance of citing, watch the enclosed video Why You need to Cite Sources,  provided by the  Oregon School Library Information System.

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