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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 plagiarism, take this quiz to learn how to cite your sources properly.
Various standards have been created for citing sources, including APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Chicago formats. Please note that standards for citing electronic information are still evolving, and many print and electronic style guides may appear to be inconsistent in their instructions.
Your professor may have specified which format you should follow; if not, choose one style to follow, and use that style consistently throughout your paper.
MLA Citation Style (Cornell University Library)
Son of Citation Machine - to help format citations
Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
REF: Z253.C54 2010 (also copy at Information Desk)
Chicago/Turabian Documentation (University of Chicago-Madison Writing Center)
Citing Sources in History: A Brief Guide for Undergraduates at the University of Prince Edward Island Rev. ed.
Guide and examples within, are based on the Chicago and Turabian styles. This guide is also available online.
Robertson Library - Information Desk
Note: is a web-based citation management tool you can use to create and format bibliographies. Also formats citations in Word documents. Other popular citation management tools are Zotero and Mendeley.
Created by: Sharon Clark , B.A., M.L.I.S.
Date Created:July 2001
Revised by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Revised: 31-Jan.-2014