Cite as you Write
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– words to live by so you can avoid that sinking feeling if you haven’t kept track of your information sources used to write a paper, and that job looms before you.
Need help with citing? Librarians suggest the Purdue Owl websites for both APA Formatting & Style Guide and MLA Formatting & Style Guide citation formats. You’ll find those links on our Citing Sources Subject Guide. They’re easy to use, provide the “pattern” or “recipe” for a citation, followed by real examples.
Librarians are ready to assist you with citing. Visit the Reference Desk, call us at 616-234-3868, or use the Ask-a-Librarian email form.
Librarians are on Spring Break, too, but we’re checking Ask-a-Librarian at least once a day until the Library reopens on Monday, March 12. If you need assistance, send us an Ask-a-Librarian question. We’ll get back to you!
Don’t know where to get started with your literature search? Select a Subject Guide tailored to the academic department where you are taking the course. It lists the databases most likely to be of use, lists of periodicals in the field, and a handy link to Citing Sources.
For more on citing, use the Citing Sources Subject Guide.