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Lean about formatting citations, avoiding plagiarism, creating annotated bibliographies, and popular citation management tools.

Citation Style Quick Links

Click on the citation style tabs above or the links below to quicly access the citation format you are using.

AMA    APA    Chicago/Turabian   MLA  NLM   Other

Why Citations Matter

There are lots of reasons why it's important to cite your sources. These include:


1. Gives credit to the person whose work you have used

2. Allows others to go find the source you used

3. Points to the evidence you used for the claim or argument you are making

4. Helps you avoid plagiarism 


This guide is based on the work of Amanda DeArmond and Lisa Crumit-Hancock at Defiance College.

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