Citing Sources: Classics

When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism. To help you in avoiding this offence, see this tutorial and quiz.

Various standards have been created for citing sources, including MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago formats. Specifc professions may adopt their own styles. Please note that standards for citing electronic information are still evolving; many print and electronic style guides may appear to be inconsistent in their instructions.

MLA is the basic citation format you should be following but there may be some details speciifc to this field of study.  Check with your professor to verify if this is the case.  In any event, use one style consistently throughout your paper.

MLA Formatting & Style Guide (The Owl at Purdue)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Son Of Citation Machine -- to help format your citations
http://citationmachine.net

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- 7th ed.
Robertson Library - Service Desk

MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)
http://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/mla

MLA Style Documenting Sources from the World Wide Web
https://www.mla.org/MLA-Style/FAQ-about-MLA-Style

Chicago Manual of Style -- 16th ed.
REF: Z253.C54 2010 (also copy at Service Desk)

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers -- 8th ed.
Robertson Library - Service Desk

Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information
Robertson Library - Service Desk

Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles - MLA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More
PN171.F56L55 2011

Note: RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool which you can use to create and format bibliographies using various citation styles.

Created by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Former Circulation & Cataloguing Librarian
Date Created: 12-March-2009
Date Modified: 22-February-2016