Why Cite Resources?
What is a citation?
A citation is a way you inform the readers that certain materials in your paper came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find the source. Your citation should include the following elements in both your footnotes and bibliography.
When do I need to cite?
You need to acknowledge whenever you borrow quotes or ideas. The following are when you need to cite:
The following resources will help you to cite your research in a variety of styles. If you have questions about citing, or need help getting started, contact the Reference Desk or visit the Writing Center.
American Psychological Association
Modern Language Association
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab has one of the best websites devoted to academic writing and citing sources. With definitions and examples, visit the site to learn how to create an annotated bibliography.