citation & referencing
What is a Citation?
A ‘citation’ is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source.
Be consistent and precise!Accuracy and completeness are important. Keep track of all your sources throughout your research process.
There are two places that you need to include your citation:
1. In text citation
2. References List
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the arts and humanities. These resources, revised according to the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, offer examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and reference pages:
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. These resources, revised according to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and reference pages:
Chicago style is frequently used in books, magazines, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications. Chicago style is very similar to Turabian style; however, while The Chicago Manual of Style focuses on providing guidelines for publishing in general, Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations focuses specifically on providing guidelines for student writers.
These resources, revised according to the 15th & 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and the 7th edition of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, offer examples for the general format of Chicago/Turabian style research papers, in-text citations, Endnotes/Footnotes, and reference pages:
How to cite social media
Use RefWorks to manage your citations and references and to generate bibliographies in various styles.
Citation Management Tools
from the Internet
Citation management software allows a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.