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Distance Learning Library Services: Citing Sources

This guide is intended to help students who are taking classes at a regional campus and/or online to more easily access library resources and services.

Overview

Citation is very important because it...

  • Allows other people to track down the works that you used
  • Gives credit to the authors whose quotes and ideas you have used.
  • Provides evidence of the research you conducted

Style Guides

Understanding and using a style guide can help you to avoid plagiarism. Learn more about plagiarism, when to cite, and how to paraphrase at the IUP Writing Center.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Owl)
Extensive explanations and examples for hot to cite using the APA style, commonly used in the social sciences.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Owl)
Extensive explanations and examples for how to cite using the MLA style, commonly used in the humanities.

Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Purdue Owl)
Extensive explanations and examples for how to cite using the Chicago style, commonly used in the social sciences and history.

CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Extensive explanations and example for how to cite using the CSE Style, commonly used in the sciences.

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Get Help

Or call:

Indiana Campus Library: Reference Desk
724-357-3006 or 1-866-836-8815

Punxsutawney Campus Library
814-938-4870 

Northpointe Campus Library
724-294-3300