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As writers, we often draw on existing research and writing to support our arguments and frame our research. Citation styles help students, faculty, and scholars attribute and discuss existing research in a specific discipline. The resources below will introduce you to ethical source use and citation styles, including APA and MLA (two of the more common citation styles).
Materials designed by G. Travis Adams, Christopher Basgier, Amy Cicchino, Carly Cummings, Megan Haskins, Lexi Jacobs, Heather Stuart, and James Truman
This brief handout gives strategies and resources for two common citation styles, MLA and APA
This resource provides detailed information on how to cite and write in APA style. Writers will learn how to organize their work and develop in-text and formal reference lists according to APA.
This worksheet introduces you to the Chicago Style standard of writing and helps you practice paraphrasing and summarizing in Chicago
This handout offers a brief guide to American Political Science Association (APSA) style, which focuses on citing government documents. It is used by writers in political science and law.
This handout explains how graduate student writing uses sources
This handout introduces you to research, summary, paraphrase, quotation, attribution, citation, and citation systems
This worksheet gets writers considering how to paraphrase and summarize a source
This worksheet will help you write an annotation for a source for an annotated bibliography
This handout introduces the idea of plagiarism and its various types. Further, it recommends strategies to faculty on how plagiarism can be avoided by using techniques such as timely peer review, feedback, and effective paraphrasing
This activity asks you to consider whether or not something is plagiarized