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Here is a basic guide for citing your sources.
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2009 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citing Your Sources: The Basics

In your academic work you must correctly cite all of your sources, both in the body of your paper and in an alphabetized Works Cited, References, or Bibliography page(s).

Failure to do so is a violation of AUC's academic integrity policy.

Click on the tabs above for specific citation styles:

  • If you're writing for a course in the humanities (english, rhet/comp), you'll generally use MLA.
  • If you're writing for a course in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.), you'll generally use APA.
  • If you're writing for a history course, you'll generally use the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • If you're writing for a science course (biology, chemistry, etc.), you'll generally use CSE.

Note: The information on these pages is for your general guidance. Make sure you check with your professor for any specific citation or formatting requirements.


Useful Websites

Here are a few additional Websites providing help with every aspect of finding, using, and correctly citing your sources:

The Owl at Purdue University

Diane Hacker

Duke University Library


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