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Citation style guide: Start Here

Citation guide
Acknowledgement

This citation style guide follows the principles and examples given in the style guides and manuals listed below.

These style guides and manuals are available in the MacPhaidin Library at the Citation Center located next to the Reference Desk.

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement

 

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement is located on the 3rd floor the MacPhaidin Library in Room 314.

 

The Center is open the following hours for drop in appointments.

 

Sunday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

Students can make appointments using TutorTrac link located on the CWAA web page.

 


Phone numbers and email addresses for the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement are:

Devon Sprague
Director

508-565-1751
dsprague@stonehill.edu

 

 

 

 


 

 

Why Should I Cite My Resources?

Why Cite Resources ?

  • Citations allow readers to locate and further explore the sources you used to develop your thoughts and outcomes expressed in your paper. They are a measure of the depth and scope of your research.
  • Citations are the method used to give credit to authors for their ideas and research.
  • Citations provide the evidence for your arguments and establish your credibility by ?? that you have searched for and considered a number of resources during researching and writing of your paper.
  • Citing enable you to have your own original ideas and outcomes standout from the other's research.
  • Citing is standard practice in the world of academia.

What is a citation?

A citation is a way you inform the readers that certain materials in your paper came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find the source. Your citation should include the following. This information will be needed to create your footnotes and bibliography.

  • Author
  • Title of work
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Date published
  • Page numbers where the material is located.

When do I need to cite?

You need to acknowledge whenever you borrow quotes or ideas   The following are when you need to cite:

  • Whenever you use direct quotes.
  • Whenever you paraphrase.
  • Whenever you use an idea that someone else has already expressed.
  • Whenever you make specific reference to the work of another.
  • Whenever someone else's work has been critical in developing your own ideas.

Which Style of Citation Should I Use?

 How to write out your citations will depend on what your professor requires you to use. Each discipline has its own style. There are many styles used in academic writing with APA, Chicago and MLA being the most common styles used on the Stonehill Campus. 

AAA - (American Anthropology Association)  Online version available see the Online Style Manual Tab

ACS - (American Chemical Society)   

APA  - (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association)   

APSA - (American Political Science Association) Online version available see the Online Style Manual Tab

ASA - (American Sociological Association) Consult the manual located in the bookcase at the Citation Center

Chicago  -  (Chicago Manual of Style)

CSE -  (Scientific Style and Format)  

MLA - (Modern Language Association)

 

 

 

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