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Citing Sources

Learn more about why we cite the sources we use, how to cite sources in a specific style, and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.


Learn about why we cite the sources we use, common styles for references and citations, and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.

  • Style Guides
    A list of commonly used styles: APA, MLA, Chicago / Turabian, Scientific and Medical. Select the style you need to get help on in-text citing and formatting your bibliography.
  • Manage Sources / Create References
    Provides a list of recommended tools to create a bibliography of references, facilitate in-text citing, and manage sources.
  • Why Cite Sources
    Provides reasons to cite sources, a quick list showing the difference between an in-text citation vs a reference list, and parts of a reference.
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    Learn common strategies for avoiding plagiarism, the definition of what is plagiarism, five tips for avoiding plagiarism, examples of plagiarism, and a look at copyright.
  • Database Exporting & Cite Functions
    A table showing which databases provide a feature for creating a pre-formatted reference.
  • DOIs
    A quick overview on interpreting and finding DOIs.

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