This guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.
Explore the tabs above to locate the citation style required by your professor. You can click on the drop down menu to find examples for the style listed.
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The Citation Project
The Citation Project is a multi-institution research project responding to educators’ concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Owl At Purdue website has basic guidance in all major styles of citation. Click the link below to visit the site.
The Writing Center located in the foyer of the Cattell Library offers free writing consultations for students. Their experienced tutors can advise you at any stage in your writing process:
- Search for scholarly sources
- Organize your notes and plan your paper
- Revise drafts for clarity and conciseness
- Revise drafts for grammar and mechanical errors
- Incorporate sources more effectively into your text
- Use the correct documentation style
Stop in, call 330-471-8327, or click on the link above for the Writing Center hours or to set up an appointment.
Kindles, iPads, mobile devices, OH MY...
Wondering how to cite a book or article you found on your mobile device, well until the style manuals catch up with technology here's one solution we recommend. For online and other electronic books follow the guidelines for print books with the addition of information regarding the format. Some readers provide location information that you can use instead of page numbers.
Instead of publisher information include the DOI if available or the source of the book download.
Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com
Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Adobe Digital Editions Version].
Guessing the page number
You can also use the "search inside" feature provided by Amazon but dealing with page numbers is currently not practical with these applications.
For in-text citations add whatever location information is available such as chapter or location (if stable).
(Davenport, 2007, Chapter 2:1, locations, 59-63).
(Wallis, 2005, Chapter 5, Section 3, para. 7).
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This LibGuide was created with the aid of Scott Pfitzinger, Information Commons & Technology Librarian at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. The examples appear on his personal guide and are used with his permission. Thanks, Scott!