Background

Cite It Right

This module will help you to identify when citations  need to be included in your
work as well as how to recognize the information you will need when completing a citation.

Citation Concepts

What?

The three most popularcitation styles are:

– MLA – Used by some humanities scholars
– APA- Used by many social sciences scholars
– Chicago – Used by some humanities scholars

Where?

Depending on the citation style, there are 4 ways to include citations in your paper:

– In-Text Citations
– Paraphrasing Ideas
– Works Cited/Bibliography
– Footnotes/Endnotes

When?

You need to site your
sources when you:

– Directly quote someone.
– Paraphrase someone’s ideas.
– Use another person’s data or statistics.

Why?

This is why you
must cite your sources:

– To prevents plagiarism.
– Help your reader locate the sources you used.
– Give your work authority.
– Clarify which ideas are yours and which ideas came from other authors.

How to Cite

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Chicago

Cite and Article in APA Style

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume
Number (Issue Number)
, Pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy.

Cite and Article in MLA Style

Author. “Title of Source.” Title of Container (Journal Title), Number, Publication Date,
Location (Pages). Title of Container (Database Name), Location (DOI or URL).

Cite and Article in Chicago Style

Author Last Name, Author First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, Volume Number,
Issue Number (Year): Pages. Stable URL.

Citation Activity

Citation Practice