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Citation Needed?

Citation Needed signIt’s that time of the year – when research assignments are soon due and students are typing furiously. Don’t forget to cite your sources! Librarians can help in multiple ways:

  1. The Citing Sources Subject Guide provides tips to APA, Chicago, and,  MLA styles, as well as links to the well-respected Purdue OWL resources.
  2. Most of our Research Databases have built-in citation generators. Look for a CITE icon.  You may need to clean the citation up a bit, but it will still be faster than starting from scratch.
  3. Ask-a-Librarian librarians will be happy to take a look at your citation list. You can copy and paste it into the message and be sure to tell us what style you are supposed to be following.

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Cite as you Write – Help is Available

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[Citation needed] sign. Image by Mahanga used through Creative Commons attribution license 2.0.

Cite as you Write – 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.

 

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Need help with citing?

Before you start writing, think about citing!! graphic

For more on citing, use the Citing Sources Subject Guide.

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