Cite a Source
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:
Need a different style?
The university library has a manual for many citation styles that spell out all the details and variations. At the Atlanta campus these are usually kept in the reference section on Library North 2. Check the library catalog for the style manual you need.
The library supports 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!
|EndNote is a desktop application for Mac and Windows. It runs in a separate window from your browser. It’s free to download for GSU students, faculty and staff. Our EndNote guide has more details. (Need an EndNote “product key”?)|
|Zotero is available as either a desktop application for Chrome or Safari, or as an add-in for the Mozilla Firefox browser that runs in the background while Firefox is open. It’s free to download for anyone. Our Zotero guide has more details.|