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Why do you need to cite?
Not sure why you need to bother with citations? Plagiarism is stealing and is very serious. Read about it at Plagiarism.org
BibMe is a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
Citation Machine is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties.
The Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
Parts of a citation
Each citation, no matter what type of source you are citing, will contain some information about what it is, who created it, and when it was created.
- Author(s) or Editor(s)
- Title (don't forget subtitles!)
- Edition (if there is more than one)
- Publication Date
- Place of Publication
- Title of Article(don't forget subtitles!)
- Title of Journal in which the article appears
- Publication Date
- Volume and Issue numbers
- Page numbers
- Author(s), Editor(s), or Organization responsible for content
- Title of website or article
- Creation, publication, or revision date
- Date accessed
- URL (if a persistent URL is available, use it)
Check the catalog for availability.
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide
- Print manuals can be found in several editions in the Reference sections of Copley Library and the Legal Research Center, at the Copley Library reference desk, in the Copley book stacks, and on permanent reserve at Copley Library. Check the catalog for availability.
Other citation styles
See this page for more information on other citation styles