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.
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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.
- Title of work
- Place of publication
- 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 Additional Citation Style Tab
ACS - (American Chemical Society) LibGuide tab Coming soon consult the manual located in the bookcase at the Citaiton Center
APA - (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association)
APSA - (American Political Science Association) Online version available see Additional Citation Style 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) LibGuide tab Coming soon consult the manual located in the bookcase at the Citation Center
MLA - (Modern Language Association)
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