DOCUMENTING SOURCES USED

State the sources used, or consulted, in writing a paper. Information with no sources cited has no credibility. Be careful to print, write or photocopy citations of sources that are  used as they are being used. Trying to retrace steps to find where specific material came from after the fact is often an impossible task to accomplish.

Print Style Manuals

Below are some style manuals published in the print format. Instructors generally require students to use one of these for citing references:

APA (6th ed.)

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

MLA (7th ed.)

The MLA handbook for writers of research papers. (2009) New York: Modern Language Association of America.

Chicago (16th ed.)

The Chicago manual of style. 2010. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Turabian (6th ed.)

Turabian, Kate L., Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 2013.

 

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