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Understanding Citations   Tags: books, citations, citing_sources, in_text, works_cited  

This guide was designed to help you read citations and understand different formats as well as create citations for your own research.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Purdue OWL Guide

Citation templates:
APA | MLA  | Chicago (numbered style)
Comparison Chart:  APA, MLA, CMS

Turabian Quick Guide 8th edition


Online Citation Generators


Tips & Tricks

Some databases have options to automatically generate full citations for you. 

Here's an example in:

Want help doing this in another database? Ask a librarian!


Introduction (Start Here!)

After watching this video, you should be able to:

  1. Identify parts that make up a citation
  2. Distinguish between citations for books and journal articles
  3. Recognize different citation styles (MLA vs APA)
  4. Describe the purpose of an in-text citation

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When Should I Cite a Source?

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