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Citing: Home

Citation Styles

APA (American Psychological Association)

MLA (Modern Language Association)


ASA (American Sociological Association)

Tutorial: Why Citations Matter

Citation Management

Citation managers are software that help you keep track of your citations. They allow you to organize your citations, store the full text, and insert citations in your papers.

Reed Library offers the use of EndNote.

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Sunday: 3 pm - 7 pm


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Additional Reference Books

These books offer information on several major citation styles, as well as plagiarism, style and formatting, and other topics related to writing.

These books do not have information on citing, but do offer useful help on style, formatting, and writing in general.

Guides to Plagiarism and Copyright


Avoiding Plagiarism
A brief overview of actions that might be seen as plagiarism, and guidelines for researching, quoting, and paraphrasing, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
From Indiana University Bloomington.


United States Copyright Office
The "basics of copyright" and the FAQ sections are especially helpful.

Copyright Information & Education
Provides an overview of the fair use doctrine.  Includes a description of the four fair use factors and tools for evaluating the applicability of the doctrine. From the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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