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Citations let your professor, or anyone else that reads your work, find the items you used in your research. The key to a successful citation is providing all of the information so your reader can find the book, article, or other item you are citing.
Citing builds your credibility and shows that your ideas are shared by other scholars studying in the same field. Citing scholarly peer-reviewed sources lends extra credibility to your work.
Citation avoids plagiarism! Citing your sources properly gives credit to the original author.
ACS (American Chemical Society) -Chemistry - The ACS Style Guide - Official online source from the American Chemical Society or in print in the reference collection (QD8.5 .A25 2006).
AIP (American Institute of Physics) - Physics - AIP Style Manual - Official rules from the AIP Style Manual
ALWD (Association of Legal Writing Directors) - Legal Studies - ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation in print at the Pence Law Library (KF245 .A45 2010) - also see Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin for a well organized guide to citing legal sources. Refers to both The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual.
AMA (American Medical Association) - Medical Sciences - AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors in the reference collection (R 119.A533 2007) or the online AMA Style Guide from University of Evansville Libraries.
AMS (American Mathematical Society) - Mathematics - AMS Author Handbook - Official source from American Mathematical Society.
ASA (American Sociological Association) - Sociology - ASA Style - From the Purdue University OWL or in print in the reference collection (HM586 .A54 2010).
AP (Associated Press) - Journalism, Public Relations - AP Stylebook - Official online version or in print in the reference collection (PN 4783 .A83 2010).
Bluebook - Legal Studies - The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation in print in the reference collection (KF245 .B58) - also see Introduction to Basic Legal Citation by Peter W. Martin for a well organized guide to citing legal sources. Refers to both The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual.
CSE (Council of Science Editors)-Biology - Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishersin print in the reference collection (QH 304.C13 2006) or CSE Quick Citation Guide from Penn State University Libraries.