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Citing Sources & Style Guides

Assistance in how to cite sources within the text and in a bibliography/works cited. Also assists in locating style guides in print and online.

Citing Sources and Style Guides

Citing Sources & Style Guides

A citation is the way to tell your reader a certain idea from your work came from another source (e.g. website, blog, book, scholarly article, news).

A citation enables your reader to find the information you consulted during your research by providing the author, title, publisher, date, and page numbers.

There are several citation styles used at UNI. This guide will cover the most commonly used:

  • APA
  • MLA

If you are unsure of which style to use, consult your assignment or professor. 
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UNI Writing Center

UNI Writing Center 

Writing coaches include the Writing Coordinator and graduate and undergraduate students who complete a minimum of two semesters of training and earn College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification. Writing coaches represent a variety of majors, have diverse interests and extracurricular activities, and are passionate about helping students succeed in college.
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Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL 

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
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