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Plagiarism is a serious offense. Give credit where credit is due. You'll need to cite your sources if they are in paper or from an online source. Since it's important to keep a consistent style throughout your work, cite sources for your bibliography using MLA (Modern Language Association) style or APA (American Psychological Association) style or another style approved by your instructor.

Web sites
MLA Style
MLA Citation Style
Citing Internet Sources
APA Style
APA Citation Style
Citing Internet Sources
Chicago Style
Chicago Style Citation Style
Citing Internet Sources
Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guidelines
Turabian Style Citation Style

Additional Sources
Citation Guide
includes examples of the 3 major styles of citation from the Library, University of Arizona
Documentation Guidelines: Citing Sources Within Your Paper

examples of citation styles from the Library, Duke University
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
tips and techniques on a wide variety of topics from Professor Michael Harvey, Washington College
Using Other Citation Styles
companion web site for the book Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Using MLA & APA Formats
examples from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Writing A Bibliography
includes examples of major citation styles from the Library, Honolulu Community College

Books In The Oakton Library
MLA Style
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: REF LB2369.G53 (DP & RHC)

Writing The Research Paper:A Handbook with MLA & APA Documentation Styles
Call Number: LB2369.W56 (RHC)

APA Style
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: REF BF76.7P82 (DP & RHC)

The World's Easiest Guide to Using The APA
Call Number: REF BF76.7A62 (DP)

Writing The Research Paper:A Handbook with MLA & APA Documentation Styles
Call Number: REF LB2369.W56 (RHC)

Chicago Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Call Number: REF Z253.U69 (DP & RHC)

A Manual for Writer's of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations
Call Number: REF LB2369.T8 (DP & RHC)

Additional Sources
Electronic Styles:A Handbook for Citing Electronic Information
Call Number: REF PN171.F56L5 (DP & RHC)

The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists
Call Number: ZA4201.I57 (DP)

Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources
Call Number: TK5105.875.I57H364 (DP & RHC)

Research Writing Simplified:A Documentation Guide
Call Number: LB2369.C54 (DP)

Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers
Call Number: LB1047.3.R69 (DP)

10 Steps in Writing The Research Paper
Call Number: PE1478.M3 (DP)

Using the Internet, Online Services & CD-ROM's for Writing Research and Term Papers
Call Number: LB1047.3.U75 (DP)

Writing Research Papers:A Complete Guide
Call Number: LB2369.L4 (DP)

As you look through bibliographies for additional resources and to determine the authority of a work, notice the style of the bibliography. Is it written according to MLA style, APA style or another type of style?

It's important to use a standard and consistent style for citing sources since the bibliography needs to have a uniform look. This uniform style helps to easily locate the sources that you cited. Your instructor may require a certain style for citing sources. Be sure to ask.

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