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Citation Formats and Style Guides

Guide to citation assistance


When and How do I cite a source within the text?

You must document your source whenever you directly quote, paraphrase, or summarize another's idea. Immediately after you quote or write about the idea, identify your source parenthetically (usually the author's last name with the relevant page number). 

If using Turabian enter a superscript number and a Note or Footnote (Notes-Bibliography style) or parenthetically (Author-Date style).

Give credit where credit is due. 

What is the Works Cited, References, Bibliography page?

The Works Cited [MLA]References [APA], or Bibliography [Chicago/Turabian] section of your paper is an alphabetical list of all sources cited in your paper. A citation system may also permit inclusion of sources consulted but not cited (e.g., Turabian) or other Notes (e.g., MLA).

Format.  The list of sources in a Works Cited, References, or Bibliography page is hanging-indent style. From the Home tab of Word, open Paragraph. From "Indentation: Special, " select Hanging and .5 in the Indentation section.

Comprehensive Sources

How-to-cite-president-obamas-farewell-speech.jpgCiting Presidential Words:

Two Guides for Students

As we herald in a new presidency, all eyes are on the White House . . .  and on the Internet! To help your students cite the mountain of tweets and speeches that exist, and those yet to come, we've created two citation guides.

They focus on tweets from Trump and Obama's farewell address, but are great basic guides on citing past and future words from anyone! MLA 8, APA, and Chicago citaiton styles are covered in both.

Cite a Trump Tweet           Cite Obama's Speech


Source:  EasyBib