Tuesday, April 1, 2014

APA? MLA? Turabian?

The end of term is approaching and research papers are coming due. Don't forget that proper citations are as important as the content of your writing.

Whether you've been told to format your paper in APA or MLA citation styles, we can help. Check out the Citing Sources section of our website for sample citations for the most common sorts of references: books, ebooks, chapters from books, articles from databases, articles in print, articles from the web, encyclopedias, websites. If you're citing something less common, we have the citation manuals on reserve at the check-out desk.

Many of our databases provide citation help, too. EBSCO databases--Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, PsycInfo--are among the best. Find the article you intend to use, open the abstract view, and click "Cite" over on the right sidebar. WorldCat can also be helpful, especially for hard-to-cite government publications.

Just be aware that you need to double check any database-generated citations. You will often have to add the proper indents. Don't just copy-and-paste.

And if you're stumped, ask us!

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