Citing Your Sources
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There are numerous reasons for citing sources, including:
If you don’t want to do citations “by hand,” there are various citation tools you can use:
Cite Source, from Trinity College Library in Hartford, Connecticut, provides an excellent overview of the concepts of intellectual property, rights and licenses, along with numerous examples of major citation styles.
Which style should I use?
Which citation format or style is right for you will depend on your subject you are studying and what your professor recommends or requires. Some popular styles are:
There are numerous other styles. Your instructor is the ultimate authority on which one is “right” for his/her class.