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  • When in doubt, cite it!
  • Make sure you use quotation marks for exact, word-for-word quotations from a source.
  • Capture all the reference information you might need need from each source while you are conducting your research, rather than waiting until your paper has been written.
  • Be consistent.  No matter what citation style you use, ensure you include the same information in the same order for each citation and reference you make. 

Choosing a Citation Style

Below are some resources to help you:

  • understand why citing your sources is important
  • find resources on proper citation
  • avoid plagiarism

Check out this guide to learn more about citation practices.

APA Citation Style: Instructions and Examples

MLA Citation Style: Instructions and Examples

Other Helpful Links for the APA Citation Style

    Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism