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English Composition Course Guide

A guide for students in ENGL 110, 155, 210, and other composition courses.

Citing

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