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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.

Remote Resources and Services for Fall 2020

HOLIDAY CLOSURE: CCNY Libraries virtual services will be closed November 26-November 29.

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FIQWS Language & Literacy


Citing Your Sources

Citation is important because it tells your reader where to find your sources, but also because it helps connect your thinking and writing with the intellectual work of others. By correctly citing your sources, you are engaging in an academic conversation!

The tabs below have resources for the three most common citation styles, APA, MLA, and Chicago, along with information on two programs that let you save and manage your sources, along with generate correctly formatted citations. Reference managers are incredibly important for long term projects such as capstones, theses, and dissertations, however they are useful for papers of any length.

Online Resources for Citation Styles