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When to cite:

  • Citing your sources gives credit to other peoples' ideas and helps you avoid plagiarism.
  • When to cite

How to cite:

  • Citing sources involves referring to the sources in your paper, and creating a citation to the sources in a bibliography.
  • There are different ways to cite sources, known as citation styles.
  • Common styles include APA and MLA. Styles include the same elements (such as author, publisher, title, and publication year for books), but format the elements differently.
  • Details are important! Order of elements, punctuation, capitalization, and spacing all count. Choose a style, find out its format, and use it accurately.
  • For more information, see

Citation tools:

  • The library can assist you with Mendeley and Zotero
  • For more information, see managing citations