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Creating a Citation Page
A guide to creating in-text citations and assembling Works Cited pages using various citation formats. Developed by Duke University Libraries.
Research and Documentation Online
An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 30 disciplines. This site provides guidelines for documenting print and online sources in the MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles. Sample papers are also available to assist with the formatting of your papers.
Copyright & Plagiarism
Here are some resources to help you better understand Copyright, Plagiarism, and the correct documentation of resources.
There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:
- MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
- APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
- Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts
Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
Citation Style Guides
APA WRITING STYLE ASSISTANCE PAGE
DR. NICHOLSON'S APA WRITING STYLE ASSISTANCE PAGE --- Joel D. Nicholson, Ph.D., Professor of International Business, San Francisco State University.
The APA Writing Assistance page provides in-depth assistance with the principle writing style used in Business and Psychology, APA (American Psychological Association) style. There are several style guides, but APA is the simplest to use. Using a style guide such as APA helps to organize your work and to make it visually neat and clear.
APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Use this guide from Purdue University to cite books, articles and electronic resources.
Use the University of Wisconsin-Madison's guide to cite your books, articles and electronic resources.
M.L.A. Style - (Modern Language Association)
Use this guide from Purdue University to cite your books, aricles, and electronic resources.
You Quote It, You Note It!
Want to learn the basics of avoiding plagiarism and learn why, when, and how to cite? Check out this tutorial!
Automatic citation generators are quick and easy ways to create a works cited page. Unfortunately, these tools aren't always correct.
If you choose to use an automatic citation generator, like the ones provided below, ensure the generated citations are correct by checking them against a style manual or guidelines provided by a professor.