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Communication: Citing Sources/Style Guides

Citing Tip

Many databases format citations you have found into one of the common styles.

Look for "Cite this" or "Cite" or a similar link.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a useful citation management software.  Mouse over the links below for a description.

Most Popular Style Guides

The Department of Communication uses a number of different style guides. Be sure and ask your instructor which one you should use.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

provides an online user-friendly, comprehensive guide for students that includes many examples of how to cite print and non-print sources in the most common writing styles, such as APA or MLA.

APA MANUALS:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
BF 76.7 .C66 (Ref Desk Coll, , Educ Ref)

provides detailed guidelines for citing sources in written manuscripts. Originally developed by the American Psychological Association (APA), this style manual is used by many other disciplines besides psychology.

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