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APA & MLA: Citing & Incorporating Sources   Tags: apa, chicago, citations, cite, format, in text citations, incorporating citations, information literacy, mla, plagiarism  

Why, when, and how to cite resources using APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian formats.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Online Citation Builders

These make research so much easier!

Remember--record your sources as you find them. It is the worst practice to compile your references after your paper is complete.

  • RefWorks
    FREE to Adelphi users. Can export citation directly from AU databases to RefWorks.
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Why Cite?

Why Cite?

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Referencing or citing your information . . .

  • provides evidence of your research
  • shows your professor  that you have read widely and can represent a range of views
  • gives weight to your argument by citing authoritative and appropriate sources
  • shows good record keeping in that you are acknowledging and crediting others for their ideas
  • enables you to revisit sources

While APA and MLA formats are the most common styles used at Adelphi, there are many different publishing styles. Your professor will tell you which citation style to use. 


When to Cite?

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