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LIBS 300: The Liberal Arts in a Contemporary World

Citing Sources

Academic writing whether theses, assignments, reports or scholarly articles often include quotes with ideas and opinions from scholars and other authors in your own writing. Knowing how to cite another person's work properly helps you to:

  • give credit and acknowledge their ideas
  • avoid plagiarism
  • direct readers to the sources on which your research is based

Citation Management

Use citation software to organize your own library of citations, incorporate quotes into your assignments, and compile reference lists (bibliographies) for your assignments.

Please see our Citing and Citation Managers guide for more information.

Turabian Style

The Turabian style is used in many disciplines in humanities, social sciences, and sciences and is a variation of the Chicago style

Chicago Style

Chicago is the preferred style of documentation for many disciplines.

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago Manual of Style (OWL at Purdue University)