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Citing Sources

Plagiarism Tutorial

Getting confused about citing sources? This tutorial will assist you in knowing what to cite and recognizing the differences between paraphrasing and quoting sources. Be sure to ask a librarian or your professor if you have questions. Note: You will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to view the tutorial.

You Quote It, You Note It

Common Citation Styles          Other Citation Styles          Honor Code


APA: American Psychological Association

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association -- Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 (5th ed.), Ref Desk 2009 (6th ed.)
APA Style Guide to Electronic References
OWL at Purdue:

CMS: Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style -- Ref Z253 .U69 2010
OWL at Purdue:

Online access to the Chicago Manual of Style

CSE: Council of Science Editors

CSE citation guide

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers -- Ref T11 .S386 2006, Ref Desk
Tredway Library:

MLA: Modern Language Association

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- Ref LB2369 .G53 2009, Ref Desk
OWL at Purdue:
Citing print sources scanned into Moodle

Note: The Modern Language Association (MLA) has revised the way that sources are cited with several key distinctions from its earlier format. These changes officially took effect in April 2009. The latest version of A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker includes these changes, but for an introduction to the new citation style and a look at some specific examples, please view this brief slideshow.

AAA: American Anthropological Association

AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style -- Ref Z253 .U69 2010
AAA Style Guide:

ACS: American Chemical Society

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information -- Ref QD8.5 .A25 2006, Ref Desk
Tredway Library: ACS Style Guide

AAG: Annals of the Association of American Geographers

AAG uses a variation on the Chicago citation style. Examples of correct citations can be found at this link: AAG Style Guide

AIP: American Institue of Physics

AIP Style Manual -- Ref QC5.45 .A45 1990
Tredway Library: AIP Citation Guide

ASA: American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association Style Guide -- Ref HM73 .A54 2010 and Ref HM73 .A54 2014
ASA Quick Style Guide:
OWL at Purdue:

GSA: Geological Society of America

GSA Online Style Guide:


A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations -- Ref LB2369 .T8 2013