How Do I ... Cite Resources
What is a citation?
A citation identifies for the reader the source of the origin of the idea or information which is referred to in your paper. A basic citation includes the author, title, publication information and other elements to help the reader locate the original work.
What do you need to cite?
Information from books, articles, websites, music and films
What format do you use?
Most of your instructors will ask you to use the MLA or APA style for citing your sources. Ask your instructor which style sheet they want you to use and if there are other special formatting instructions you should follow.
Resources to help you complete the citations.
NoodleTools - Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list for import into Word.
The Owl at Purdue : MLA Formatting and Style Guide
A comprehensive resource from Purdue University. Includes concrete examples and a good overview of MLA style.
APA Formatting and Style Guide
A comprehensive resource from Purdue University. Includes concrete examples and a good overview of APA style.
Documenting Electronic Sources
From Purdue University.