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Citation Format: Home

Utilize these resources to learn more about popular citation styles used in the health sciences.


 

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Why should we cite sources?

Why Cite?

  • Credit the author of the original work
  • Provide readers more information about the topic and source
  • Add credibility to your research work
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Demonstrate academic integrity

steps in citation

How?

  • Step 1: Determine the source type.
    Is it a book, journal article, newspaper, or encyclopedia entry?
  • Step 2: Decide if the source is print or digital.
    Is the source from an online database, web site, or a Library’s print collection?
  • Step 3: Find an example citation for the source type in a citation guide.
  • Step 4: Use the example as a template to create your citation.