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ENG R398 Culture Identity and Rhetoric of Place

Cite Your Sources

Correctly citing information sources is an important part of the research and writing process. Citation acknowledges the work of others and helps your readers identify and access the works you discovered and found valuable.

Your professor/instructor may require that you follow a specific style manual.

The IUB Libraries have copies of the major style manuals used on campus: American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Chicago Manual of Style. Inquire at a reference desk.

Many library electronic resources such as IUCAT and the EbscoHost databases have a "cite" function. Look for a link in the item record. The "cite" function will generate citations in many different styles. For additional help, watch the following videos on how to use the cite function in IUCAT and EBSCO databases.

Library Reference staff can offer some assistance as you write citations.  We find that the most productive way to consult with a librarian is to first write the citations yourself, then come in person to the library's reference desk with your bibliographic information.  We are not experts, but will give you our best effort.  Of course, your professor/course instructor is the final arbiter on citation accuracy since s/he is assigning the grade!

Recommended Online Web Guides and Tip Sheets

IUB Libraries’ Web Guides:

Research & Citation Sources from Purdue Univ.’s OWL (Online Writing Lab):

From APA:

From MLA:

Chicago Manual of Style- IUB Libraries’ online access:

Turabian Quick Guide: