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Citing Your Writing

Use these resources to aid in your citation writing process.

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Welcome to the library's LibGuide for citation resources. Click on the tabs above to learn more about citing your sources in the selected style.

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Phone: 215.489.2394


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What is a citation?

A citation is the way you tell your readers that specific ideas in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information  to find that source again, including:

  • information about the author
  • the title of the work
  • the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source
  • the date your copy was published
  • the page numbers of the material you are borrowing

Why should I cite?

Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources:

  • to help to anyone who wants to find out more about your ideas and where they came from
  • to show the amount of research you've done
  • to strengthen your work with outside support to your ideas