Scholarly papers, articles and books always include a bibliography of sources used in research, and include citations (footnotes, endnotes or in-text). Showing the source you used in your research provides credibility and authority to support your work.
Different academic fields use different citation styles: standard ways of formatting citations. The most commonly used styles are:
Your professor will usually prescribe which style to use for your assignment. Check the Citation Styles guide for examples of each style.
The library has a manual for every citation style, usually kept in the reference section on Library North 2, that spells out all the details and variations. Check the library catalog for the style manual you need.
The library provides two different citation manager programs to help you save, organize and format your citations into a bibliography. Start using one of these programs early in your research process!
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