Citing Sources

Why do I need to cite my sources?

When you cite…

  • readers (your professor, for example) know where the evidence supporting your argument came from.
  • original ideas you present have more weight because you did your research!

Not sure where to start?

Our Cite My Sources guide provides an overview of the basics and shows how to format commonly used sources in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and APSA.

Check out the library’s detailed citation guide

Get organized!

EasyBib EDU helps you create citations and bibliographies. You can also organize research into projects and use the Notes & Outline feature to help write your papers.

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Other Questions?

For specifics on what citation style to use, consult your syllabus or ask your professor.

Librarians are happy to assist with basic citation questions, so do not hesitate to ask us if you need some help.

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