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Citing Sources: Creating Citations

Information about academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism, and guides to creating citations in a variety of styles, such as APA, MLA, AMA, Chicago and more.

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What is Citation?

Citation Managers

Citation Managers allow you to collect and organize all your scholarly sources (from Touro Quicksearch, Ebsco, Proquest, Google Scholar, and other databases), into one place. Then, you can use the citation manager to easily and quickly create citations for your research papers.

But be careful! The citation you get will only be as correct as the information the citation manager collected: If Ebsco formatted something wrong, or if the citation manager's algorithm is out of date, your citation will also be wrong!

ALWAYS proofread the citations, and remember that YOU know more about the sources you are citing than the citation manager does. 

Citation Generators

With a citation generator, you input the citation information and choose the style, and the citation generator formats it. But be careful! Make sure the information you put in is accurate and complete, and that you know what kind of source it is (book, article, website, dissertation, etc)

ALWAYS double-check that the end result is correct. Citation generators are convenient but not perfect, and YOU know more about the source than the generator does

APA (American Psychological Association)

MLA (Modern Languages Association)

AMA (American Medical Association)

Chicago (Author-Date & NB)

APSA (American Political Science Association)

What to Cite & How

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