So your professor wants you to cite your sources. Which sources should you cite? Where and how? What style should you use?

APA Documentation Style* The in-text citation style generally used in the social sciences. Adapted from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing) which offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page
MLA Documentation Style* The documentation system developed by the Modern Language Association which should work for most papers written in the liberal arts and humanities. Adapted from the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.).
Chicago Manual of Style* The documentation system often used in the humanities. This site contains information on The Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.

Advice on Acknowledging Sources

The title says it all--the why, how and when of it all. Some material was adapted from St. Martin's Guide to Writing (second edition) by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper and Writing from Sources by Brenda Spatt.

Plagiarism Issues

This page conatins specific information on what can constitute plagiarism, and how to avoid it. THere are also links to Coe's Academic Integrity Policy, the Student Handbook's statement on plagiarism, and the Council on Writing Program Administrator's newest statement on defining and avoiding plagiarism.

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