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Citation Styles

As writers and scholars, you will typically build upon the conversation of other writers, thinkers, and scholars. As you do so, you are expected to abide by scholarly ethics, including proper attribution and citation of information that is not your own.This guide provides examples of MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.  

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Use information legally and ethically

To use information legally and ethically, you need to cite any information not originally created by you:

  • Quotations
  • Key terms or phrases
  • Ideas
  • Facts not broadly known
  • Images and Sounds

There are a variety of style guides and manuals available in the libraries, including those listed below. To compare MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, see OWL at Purdue chart.