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MLA/APA/Chicago Style Citation Basics

Project Success Day, September 20, 2011
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MLA/APA/Chicago Style Citation
Chicago Style
MLA
APA
How To Solve Citation Issues, Without Losing Your Mind!
Conclusion
When in doubt:
1. Ask your professor for the syle they prefer.
2. Cite the information, especially if you aren't sure
3. Take your work to the Writing Fellows to check for citation issues!
4. Check the Purdue OWL or your Little Seagull Handbook
*A system used to give credit to the work of others in
research writing
*Used by the Modern Language Association
*Used for writing research papers in the arts and humanities
*Changes often--the most recent version is 2009.
*Citation help can be found at:
*A system used to give credit to the work of others
in research writing.
*Used by the American Psychological Association
*Used for writing research papers in the social sciences
*Changes often, the most recent version is the Sixth Edition,
released in 2009.
*Citation help can be found at:
*A system used to give credit to the work of others in
research writing
*Used by writers in the humanities, mostly history.
*Changes often; the most recent version is the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, released in September 2010.
*Citation help can be found at:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/
When Do I Cite?
1. Always cite when pulling the author's words into your text, without changing them!

2. Always cite when you Paraphrase or Summarize the author's words!



Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
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Find a book on Amazon.com.
Create an MLA Works Cited Page
Find a Government Website.
Create an APA References Entry.
Which style is this in-text citation?

McCullough (2001) described John Adams
as having "the hands of a man accustomed
to pruning his own trees, cutting his own
hay, and splitting his own firewood" (p. 18).
Which style is this in-text citation?

McCullough describes John Adams's
hands as those of someone used
to manual labor (18).
Find an organization's website. Create a Chicago Bibliography Entry.
Which style is this in-text citation?
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