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Citing Resources

You found something good online. How do you cite the source in your paper? How do you cite articles or books, for that matter? Check out these resources online, or come to the library and browse the print sources.
Note: Check your syllabus to ensure you are using the citation format preferred by your professor, and review Hampshire College's guidelines on plagiarism:

  • Duke Libraries: Guide to Citing Sources Clear guidelines for citing various sources (magazine articles, books, websites). Includes directions for citing in different styles: social science, humanities, and sciences. Highly recommended!
  • Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgment Guide to citing sources in different styles. From Dartmouth College.
  • Turabian's Style Guides Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files available for downloading, which discuss print and electronic citation style. From Ohio State University Libraries.

Two links for citing electronic sources in MLA format and in APA format:

See also these print style guides available in Hampshire Library:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., available in the Hampshire Library (Z253 .U69 2003; Reference, earlier years in stacks).
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate Turabian, available at the Hampshire Library. (LB2369 .T8 1996, Reference and Stacks).
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, available in the Hampshire Library. (LB2369 .G53 2003; Reference; earlier years in stacks).
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, available in the Hampshire library. (BF76.7 .P83 2001; Reference; earlier years in stacks).


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