This LibGuide tab was designed to provide basic information for citing sources
For more help with citations:
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For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "How to cite (APA)" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage
"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation." (MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., p.55)
There are quite a few different writing styles and ways to cite sources. The style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. Check with your professor to make sure you use the style they require. Whatever styles you choose, BE CONSISTENT!