Why do you need to cite your sources?
The purpose of citing sources is to give credit to the authors or the sources you use, to give credibility to the facts you state, and to enable anyone who uses your work to locate these sources and determine their validity. This makes it very important to include accurate information and double check your citations.
It is also important that citations be uniform in style so that readers can properly interpret their meaning. Citation styles vary. The important thing is that whichever citation style is used, it is applied consistently and uniformly. Below is a list of websites to guide you through some of the citation styles. If you need assistance with citations, contact us at the library. Alternatively, the Center for Writers, located in the lower level of the Library, can assist you with writing challenges, including citation questions.
Citation Help in Print
Citation Help Online
Refer to the EndNote Online tutorial for using EndNote.
Citation Help within Databases
Many electronic databases have built-in tools to help you cite your sources. Below is an example the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (EBSCOhost).
When viewing the detailed information of a record, click on the "Cite" icon on the right side of the screen. You will then be given options as to what style you wish to use. Be sure to check it for accuracy, however; it may not be 100% correct.