10. Working with Documentation Styles

Citing your sources accurately demonstrates your recognition that your ideas are built on the ideas of others and that they deserve to receive credit for those ideas.

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10.1  Identifying sources and their publication information

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Identifying sources and their publication information

Identifying sources and their publication information

Learn about the different types of sources you can use in your paper, and how to find all the publication you’ll need to properly cite it.

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Locate publication information for print and online sources

Read carefully to locate and record information from sources in order to cite print and online works accurately.

10.2  The basics of documentation

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The basics of documentation

The basics of documentation

Discover how to include the two basic elements required to properly document a source; in-text citation when you mention the material, and a bibliography page listing the information needed to locate the cited sources.

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Connect in-text citations to bibliographies

In-text citations signal the use of a particular source and so must offer readers identifying information about that source—usually including author or title and a reference to a particular passage or page that also makes a clear link to the bibliography.

10.3  Using MLA format

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Using MLA format

Using MLA format

Get a quick introduction and learn a brief overview to the ins and outs of MLA documentation style.

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Preview the basics of MLA style

Used in English and some other humanities disciplines, MLA style requires a list of works cited, giving publication information for all the sources you have paraphrased, summarized, or quoted following MLA’s guidelines.

10.4  Using APA format

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Using APA format

Using APA format

Get a quick introduction and learn a brief overview to the ins and outs of APA documentation style.

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Preview the basics of APA style

Used in many social science disciplines, APA style requires a list of references, giving publication information for all the sources you have paraphrased, summarized, or quoted following APA’s guidelines.

10.5  Using Chicago Style format

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Using Chicago Style format

Using Chicago Style format

Get a quick introduction and learn a brief overview to the ins and outs of Chicago documentation style.

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Preview the basics of Chicago style

Used in many humanities fields such as philosophy, history, and the arts, Chicago style requires a bibliography, giving publication information for all the sources you have paraphrased, summarized, or quoted following Chicago’s guidelines.

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