Style manuals provide comprehensive information on
writing technique and conducting research. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is usually recommended for academic disciplines
within the social sciences. Modern Language Association ( MLA) style manual is
usually recommended for humanities studies. There
are other style manuals that may be suggested by professors.
These manuals are available in the library reference
Publication manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA) 6th Ed.
Call number: Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers7th
Call number: Ref. LB 2369 .G53 2009.
A manual for writers of research papers,
theses, and dissertations(Turabian)
Call number: Ref. LB2369 .T8 2007.
A citation is a reference
to a source from which a quotation or information was
taken. It includes all the information to locate an
original source. For example: a book citation includes author, title, place of publication, publisher
and date of publication. A bibliography consists of a complete list of citations.
For an introduction on how to cite sources, consult the following guides:
What is plagiarism?
--PLAGIARISM is "the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person."*
-- Quotations and ideas that are not your own must be cited to avoid plagiarism.