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When to Use Citations
You must use citations when:
- You use a direct quote from a resource.
- You paraphrase a sentence or paragraph from a source.
- You use an IDEA from a source that is not common knowledge.
When in doubt, cite it!
When writing this paper, you will be using the MLA format. MLA uses parenthetical references (instead of footnotes). If you have any questions, please see a librarian at the Welcome desk for assistance with using the MLA Handbook..
Online Citation Help
An online citation generator that produces citations for your bibliography. It does not support (Author-Date) in-text citation or footnote/endnote citations in Chicago style. Contains templates for most source types you will need.
Keep Track of your Citations
Some students can find citations difficult and/or confusing. To help with this problem, the library now subscribes to NoodleTools.
NoodleTools is a bibliographic citation and notes management tool. It supports you in creating citations for various source types in the appropriate style, and also helps you keep those citations associated with the notes that you take on the sources you use. It is simple to use and will save you time.
American Chemical Society Style Guide
ACS Style Guide
The American Chemical Society's guide to scientific communication. Includes writing structure, punctuation, writing style, word usage, and a section on the ethics of scientific communication.
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