This LibGuide is here to provide you with resources to assist in making good decisions about when, where, and how to cite sources appropriately. The tabs above will guide you to style-specific resources.
*many thanks to the librarians who created the citation research guide at Butler University for some of the ideas, resources, and language used in this guide.
Depending on what discipline you are writing in (English? History? Biology?), you may be using a different style of citation. The main styles are listed below, with links that take you to different pages within this guide. However, if you are citing a source published by the government, you will cite it using special consideration. For more on that, see the government documents page in this guide.
YOU SHOULD CITE WHEN:
WHEN REFERRING TO A SOURCE, YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS FOR USING IT:
YOU DO NOT NEED TO CITE:
For more information and resources about plagiarism - intentional and unintentional:
The Center for Writing and Communication, housed on the first floor of McWherter Library, offers free, individual consultations with a trained staff. Get feedback on your writing and speaking assignments at any stage in the process - up to and especially citation.