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Information Literacy Tutorial: Citing Sources

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Both the librarians located at the Library Reference Desk (Room A212) and the writing tutors located in the Sage Learning Center (Room A247) can help you with citations.

Information on Copyright

How to Cite in Various Styles

Most databases provide you with a citation for your source in MLA, APA or other styles. However, those citations often contain errors. Think of them as a rough draft. Use the guides below to help you polish up those rough citations, and avoid plagiarism in the process. Your instructor will be pleased!

In-Text Citation Examples

APA: (Author, Year, Page) (Franklin, 2010, p. 157)

MLA: (Author and Page Number) (Franklin 157)

ASA: (Author Year:Page) (Franklin 2010:157)

CMS: (Author Year Page or section number when available) (Clements et al. 2011)

Elements of a Citation Video from University of Arkansas Libraries

NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation generator. Select your citation format below. You will be required to input all the information needed to generate the citation. Don't forget, if your input is incorrect, your output will be incorrect!

Noodle Tools MLA Express Citation Generator

Noodle Tools APA Express Citation Generator

Creating MLA 8th Edition Citations

Avoiding Plagiarism