Citation guides with detailed examples for MLA, Chicago, APA, ACS, APSA, ASA styles, along with information about intellectual property and copyright from Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Useful for constructing and deconstructing citations.
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From the University Libraries at North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this site is designed to introduce you to citing information in a variety of citation styles. Click the Next button to begin or select from the options on the left to jump to a specific section of the tutorial.
Citations are an important aspect of every research paper:
Credit must be given to the original author or creator of a source or it could be considered plagiarism
Anyone reading your paper must have the correct information to locate the sources you referenced
Using and citing a variety of sources in your paper adds to the credibility of your research by showing that the ideas included are shared or supported by others