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Environmental Research Seminar: Cite It

How to Make Citations & Bibliographies

First, choose a style:

Use the style your professor requires, or choose one commonly used in your subject area:

*Purdue's Online Writing Lab

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide



Chicago -

      Notes & Bibliographies Style - History/Humanities

      Author-Date Style - Sciences

Or, find Other Styles

Then, save time with: 

      Citation Shortcuts      

Formatting Hanging Indents     

Inserting Page Numbers or Running Head 

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Why Cite?

Citation rules can seem complicated, especially at first, so why cite?

  • Citation is all about acknowledging who created the ideas and language in a research paper or assignment--are they your ideas or someone else's?
  • Citation is part of academic honesty and is required as part of the SU Student Handbook
  • Citation is necessary to avoid the negative effects of plagiarism.  Here are some real world examples of plagiarism's consequences:

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