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Citation 101

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

Special Resource - Rhetoric Center!

Citation is just another part of the research process that requires a lot of patience and attention to detail, and that can be challenging, but fortunately, there are plenty of folks available to help you! 

At the Calvin Rhetoric Center (located on the second floor of the Hekman Library), you can walk in or make an appointment with student Rhetoric Consultants to sit down with you and walk through your papers - getting a second pair of eyes to go through your grammar, writing style, and yes citations is a great way to check everything before you turn in an assignment!

During the semester, the Rhetoric Center is open from Monday-Thursday 9 am-5 pm and 7 pm-9 pm, and Friday 9 am-5 pm. You can stop by anytime or contact them:

  • Phone: (616)526-7088
  • Email:

Checkout the video and links below for more of their information and resources!

Videos and Links for Visiting the Rhetoric Center

Links for More Research Help in the Library

Come talk to your research librarian (profile on homepage) or a student Library Research Consultant at the Reference Desk to walk through any questions you have! You have plenty of options to get help in person or online: