This guide assists Honors Program students and other researchers access rare book, circulating, electronic books, and other resources for the study of the long textual and mathematical history of the author of the Elements. More information on the Honors

Why Cite?

When you use other authors' ideas and words in your own writing, it is important to credit them - even if you do not quote their words exactly as written.

Citing your sources allows your reader to identify the works you have consulted and to understand the breadth and scope of your research. Footnotes, endnotes, and lists of works consulted provide substantiation for your own findings and ideas.

Practicing "cite as you write" and keeping track of ideas and quotations that you use in your own writing helps you to avoid plagiarism or charges of research misconduct.

Correctly citing your sources will also allow you to abide by the spirit and letter of the Univeristy of Arkansas Academic Integrity Policy.

Style Manuals

Quick and Easy: Copy and Paste

Many library resources offer a Cite This or Make Citation option. These tools will usually offer a citation for the article or book in multiple formats, including Turabian or Chicago style, MLA, APA, etc.

Though it is as simple as copying and pasting, you should remember that it is your responsibility to proofread the citation and correct any errors of style. Computers are never as smart as UARK students.

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The Long Haul: Citation Managers

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Citation Managers allow you to create a personal database of references you have collected, to orgranize and annotate those references, and then to generate reference lists and bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes in specific citation formats.