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Citing & Referencing

When you write it is important that you clearly distinguish the ideas and words of other authors from what represents your original thinking. Document your sources so that the reader is informed of the origins of the material and is able to locate and consult the original sources if need be. Failure to document sources results in plagiarism.

You may also want to consult a resource created by the Write Site called The Basics of Documentation to learn about the importance of citing sources correctly. How do you document sources? You will need to use a standardized method for citing and referencing sources. If you are unsure of which citation style to use, ask your professor or tutor. The following links provide basic information for some of the most commonly used citation styles.



Contact AU Library for more detailed information on how to use a style manual.


Additional Help With Citation Styles:
APA Style Tutorial - This tutorial is a component of the courseware offered by the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University and can be used as a resource to complete paper assignments in psychology in APA style. Students writing papers in other disciplines that use APA will also find the instructions, examples and exercises in this tutorial helpful.

Adding Updated/New Citation Styles to RefWorks
  - This tutorial shows you how to add an updated or new citation style as an output style in RefWorks.

Citing Music Sources (Turabian 7th edition) - UWO

Citing Sources - Duke Libraries

How to Cite Statistics Canada Products - Statistics Canada

OWL at Purdue University - Formatting in Sociology (Using ASA Style)


OWL at Purdue University - Using APA Format

OWL at Purdue University - Using the Chicago Manual of Style Format

OWL at Purdue University - Using MLA Format

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker - This site provides help with MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles and includes sample papers.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide



Last Update: Mon, Feb 11th 2013 16:15:49
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