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Citation Style Guides  

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This research guide will help you with various citation style guidelines.

A Style Guide hand-out, for the most commonly used citation styles, is available at the Reference Desk.

    Citation Guides for MLA, APA, Chicago Styles



    Bibliography: A list of works written by an author or group of authors

    Works Cited: An alphabetical list of resources including books, articles, web resources and others, that have been quoted, paraphrased or mentioned in an assignment

    Citation: The action of citing or quoting any words or written passage

    Quote: A brief excerpt from a passage

    Paraphrase: A rewording of something that has been written or spoken by someone else


    Citation Q & A

    Q. What is a Citation?

    A. A citation is a reference to a work.

    Q. Why do I need to cite works in my assignment?

    A. You need to cite a work to attribute a quote, idea or any information retrieved from the original author or creator.

    Avoiding Plagiarism

    • Is It Plagiarism Yet?  Icon
      Advice on how to paraphrase, when to give credit, and deciding what is common knowledge, from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
    • Safe Practices for Research and Drafting  Icon
      Guidelines for research, writing, and citing sources, from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
    • Lehman College Academic Center for Excellence  Icon
      The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is located in the Old Gym Building. It offers workshops and tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to improve their skills in humanities-related subject areas, including citation styles.

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