Citation Style Manuals
These books are available in both campus libraries.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 2020
MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America
Publication Date: 2021
The Chicago Manual of Style, by University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
Publication Date: 2017
Scientific Style and Format by Council of Science Editors
Publication Date: 2014
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The third tab contains information about online resources, including scholarly journal databases and online credible sites for research.
On the web, it can be a challenge to know what information is credible and accurate. You may have heard about the CRAAP test (more information here), criteria to help evaluate a website. To complement this strategy, digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield developed the SIFT method, which provides additional valuable strategies for online researchers.
SIFT, or the Four Moves:
S - Stop
I - Investigate the source
F - Find additional sources/better coverage
T - Trace Information back to the original context
Online Verification Skills - YouTube videos from Mike Caulfield
Additional guides to help you evaluate your sources:
Evaluating Resources (University of California, Berkeley)
Evaluating Information (American Library Association)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell University Library)
Help with Writing
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Citation Style Guides
Looking for information about citing your sources? Different styles like APA, Chicago, and MLA will require you to format information and sources differently.
After using any of these resources, always double-check your citations against the most current published guide. Below you will find resources for the most commonly used citation styles from the style guide homepages, as well as, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).
- APA - American Psychological Association style is most commonly used to cite sources within the sciences. APA Tutorial
- MLA - Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
- CMS - Chicago Manual of Style covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. CMS Quick Chart
Citing your sources in a bibliography is a required part of the research process. It allows others to verify your information and acknowledges the previous work of other researchers and writers.
Click here for a General Guide to Understanding Written Plagiarism
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