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Information Commons - Library: Ayuda de Formato/Cita

Use Information Ethically & Cite Sources

Information gathered from any source  - books, journals, films, web sites, even personal conversations and unpublished manuscripts - cannot be reused without citing the source of your information.  

Use footnotes or endnotes to give credit to a direct quotation.

Include a bibliography or list of works cited.   

Follow guidelines from your instructor about citing your sources correctly.  Choose one of the following standard citation formats:

APA - American Psychological Association  (used in social sciences and some sciences)

CMS - Chicago Manual of Style (also called University of Chicago/Turabian)  (used in other disciplines including humanities)  

MLA - Modern Language Association   (used in English and humanities)

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