APA Web Resources
MLA Web Resources
Giving credit to those who had the idea is the right thing to do.
Shows academic integrity.
Helps those who interact with your work find the sources you used for reference.
Provides evidence for your arguments.
It is standard practice for students, and scholars to cite their sources.
You avoid plagiarism.
What is Plagiarism? When you present ideas or information as your own without properly acknowledging the author.
What are reference sources? Sources that provide background information on different topics.
Click HERE to view screenshot instructions of how to search for reference sources in the catalog.
What are Keywords in library searching? Words that you type into a search box to locate information on a particular topic.
Types of library sources
If you decide to take your search to the open web, ask yourself the following questions:
Not sure whether you should include a source in your paper or project? Contact the library, CF librarians are always ready to help!
The following infographic shows additional tips on how to evaluate online sources.