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


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


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


You need to site your
sources when you:

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


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 an 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.

Cite an 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 an 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

Submit Completed PDF

  1. Complete Practice
  2. Click “Submit”
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  4. Right Click and select “Print”
  5. Change Destination to “Save as PDF”
  6. Click “Save”
  7. Choose where you want the file to be saved
  8. Name file “Cite It Right Practice – [NAME]”
  9. Click save
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