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Why Cite?

Citing Sources:

  • 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.

Main Style Guides

You can find the following style guides in the Reference Collection.

Copies at Camden-Carroll Library

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (all copies)
Reference Copy Call Number:  808.066 A512p 2010

Users: Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Health Sciences, and Education


MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (all copies)
Reference Copy Call Number:  808.02 G437m 2009

Users: English and Humanities


The Chicago Manual of Style (all copies)
Reference Copy Call Number:  808.027 U58c 2003  

Users: History


Need to locate other style guides? Use the classic catalog and search these subject headings:

  • Authorship--Style manuals
  • Authorship--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Scholarly publishing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Don't forget to check out our APA Citation Style Guide and other online style guides for assistance:

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