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Citation Style Guides

Purposes of Citation

The primary purpose of a citation is to make it possible for your sources to be verified.

The secondary purpose of a citation is to give credit where credit is due.

Different Citation Styles

Styles listed here are being used at this institution. You should check with your instructors about the style they want you to use.

What do we cite?

Cite quotations, paraphrases, statistics and all borrowed ideas.

What is a citation?

A “citation” is the way you tell your readers that certain materials in your work came from another source.  It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:

 ·         information about the author

·         the title of the work

·         the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source

·         the date your copy was published

·         the page numbers of the material you are borrowing.