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Cite with Style!

Using correct and precise citations in your papers is extremely important. Dewey has a number or electronic and print resources to help you cite you references correctly without being accused of plagiarism.

If you’re writing a paper from home and don’t have access to a style guide book, check our online citation style guides. There you will guides that will help you cite using APA, ASA (American Sociological Association), MLA and Chicago styles. There is also an informational link that will help you understand when to cite information in your paper. These “cheat sheets��? were designed to show you how to cite just right.

If you prefer using a style guide in print, Dewey has many of those available as well:

APA:
Concise Rules of APA Style: REF BF 76.7 C66 2005
APA Style Guide to Electronic References: REF BF76.6 P84X 2007

ASA:
ASA Style Guide: Ref HM 73 A437X 1997

MLA:
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing: REF PN 147 G444 2008

Chicago:
The Chicago Manual of Style: REF Z 253 U69 2003
See also: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations : Chicago Style for Students and Researchers: REF LB 2369 T8 2009

Lastly, you may have heard of the popular citation-generator program called EndNote. This program helps you assemble a bibliography and references as you write your paper. Dewey offers classes in EndNote too. The last one for this semester is April 29th at 2:00pm. If you’re interested, make sure you sign up for this free workshop by contacting the reference desk (phone: 442-3691; email: Dewclass@albany.edu, or online.

As always, if you have a question about styling your citations correctly, ask a librarian.

Blog post created by Jill Parsons