Children's Literature

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Laura Cameron
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Citation Style Guides and Resources

Citing Sources

Why do we cite? 

  • Avoiding plagiarism 
  • Showing readers (and professors) that you have done your research 
  • Providing information that allows readers to find the sources you used 
  • Giving credit to authors and content creators 

How do we cite? 

  • Citation style guides provide guidelines on formatting citations
  • Consistent formatting allows for citations to be read and understood easily 
  • In-text citations identify all words or ideas that are not your own 

Citation Tools and Management

Citation Managers are programs that allow you to

  • import citations in bulk from library databases
  • save and organize citations
  • create and export reference lists and bibliographies in a variety of formats 
  • imbed citations into your documents 

The Libraries support three citation management programs:

Gif showing steps to cite a book found in the Library Catalog

Gif created by Laura Cameron, Education Librarian

To cite a book found in the library catalog, click on the "Cite this" link on the right side of the screen. 

Citations are available in a variety of sources. 

Double check all citations to ensure accuracy. The Library cannot guarantee that these citations are complete or correct. 

Gif that shows the steps necessary to cite an article found in a ProQuest database.

To cite a single article in a ProQuest database, look for the Cite link on the right side of the screen. A popup will appear after clicking the link. Select the citation style you need from the dropdown. 

Double check all citations to ensure accuracy. The Library cannot guarantee that these citations are complete or correct. 

Gif showing the steps to cite an article found in an Ebsco database.

To cite a single article found in an EBSCO database, look for the Cite link on the right side of the screen. Citations will appear in the center section of the page. Scroll down to select the citation style you need from the dropdown. 

Double check all citations to ensure accuracy. The Library cannot guarantee that these citations are complete or correct.