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How do I cite sources in my research paper?

Your professor will typically recommend that you use the APA, MLA, Turabian, ISAT or another style manual when citing articles and books for your research papers.

Use CheckCite to help you cite your sources in papers, speeches and PowerPoint presentations. CheckCite offers samples and tips for the most common citations in a variety of styles. You'll find help if you are citing books, articles, websites, images, media or a person.

Also, find even more help through our guide, Cite Your Sources.

Citations generated by databases (Academic Search Complete, or QuickSearch) are machine-generated and can contain mistakes.  If you rely on database's "cite" button, please make sure you double-check it against the libraries' citation tools. 


This page last reviewed by Kathy Clarke on 12/08/2015.



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