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Academic Skills

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Academic Skills

Documentation Guide

What to Cite and How to Cite It

Complete and correct documentation of sources is a requirement of all academic writing. Students and scholars use sources to inform their ideas, and the validity of their ideas is strengthened by appropriate attribution and citation. Furthermore, proper documentation of sources protects students from acts of academic dishonesty. On this site you can learn how to correctly cite sources in several standard citation styles.

Common Citation Questions

Find Style by Discipline

APA Style, 6th edition (American Psychological Association)

Chicago Style, 17th edition (Footnoting)

MLA Style, 8th edition (Modern Languages Association)

CSE Style (Council of Scientific Editors)