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Citation 101

Librarian-crafted instructional guide for how to cite and manage sources

Welcome to the Library Guide to Citation!

This guide will walk you through all the skills and information you need for properly citing sources. Read through the tabs to get answers to all your questions on citation styles, formatting citations and works cited, using citation tools like KnightCite and Zotero, and where to get more citation help.

Stick figure cartoon of politician speaking to crowd, person holding sign that reads "citation needed"

(This cartoon comes from Wikipedia's own informational policies for editing articles, in which pieces of writing are flagged when more research evidence is needed for verification. This "citation needed" has also turned into a popular meme, which just goes to show how much the people want proper source citations - give the people what they want! Taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)

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