Citing resources is common practice for writers engaged in any type of research. By providing citations, the writer is contributing to the ongoing scholarly discussion of the topic. Properly cited resources:
Researchers should be knowledgable about isses related to:
Easy-to-read Originality Reports help teach students about proper citation and ensure their academic integrity.
Your instructor may choose to use the Turnitin service which is embedded within the ANGEL or Canvas course management system.
Various disciplines have preferred citation styles, depending, usually, on which bits of information about sources is most relevant to researchers. Commonly used styles are:
Your instructor may want you to use a particular style. When in doubt, ask.
The following style guide books are available on reserve at the Library Services Desk. They can be checked out for use in the Library only.
See Purdue Owl: Research and Citation, or ask at the Library Services Desk for help.