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Counseling and Psychology

Research Guide

Why and What to Cite

Why Cite Your Sources?
  • To show readers that you have done your research
  • To give credit to others for the work they have done
  • To provide readers the ability to check your sources if there are questions
  • To point the way for others to build on your work
What Should You Cite?
  • Anything that has been created by someone other than you that is in a fixed format, including books, articles, newspapers, photographs, music, movies, software, and things you find on the internet, including restatement of ideas and direct quotes
  • Your own work previously published or submitted for course work -- check with your professor before reusing your work

What to Include in Your Citation

What Is Included in a Citation?
  • In the body include the source of the idea or quotation using the style formatting for one of the following
    • Turabian full-note 9th edition
    • Chicago Manual of Style full-note 17th edition
    • APA 7th edition
    • SBL Handbook of Style 2nd edition
  • After the body include Bibliography or Works Cited pages that reference all of the works cited in the body

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