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- Allows you to acknowledge your source and the author of the original concept.
- Ensures that you are not plagiarizing or claiming someone else's original idea as your own idea.
- Shows the careful work you have put into finding good sources.
- Helps the reader understand the context of your research and locate other sources that might be of interest to him or her.
To the left are links to web guides for several of the most popular styles.
Below are links into catalog records that will help you locate a print copy of a style guide in the library.
MLA Handbook (8th edition) by
Call Number: 808.02 M6895 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
Typical Users: Researchers in English and other fields in the humanities.
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Call Number: 808.027 U58c 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Typical Users: Historians who are faculty, graduate students, or independent historians