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Citing Your Sources

Where to Get Help

Email us at - or email one of the librarians below.

Call us at 401-254-3375 or call one of the librarians listed below.

Susan McMullen
Research Services Librarian

Barbara Kenney
Instruction & Campus Initiatives Librarian


John Fobert
Electronic Resources Librarian

Lindsey Gumb
Instructional Technology Librarian




Need help with citations?

This guide provides quick access to examples and guidelines for some of the more frequently used citation styles. Find out why citing is important, what style to use, and how to cite accurately for any source. 

Why cite your sources?

1. It gives credit to the person who created the idea.  Failure to cite your source could be construed as plagarism.
2. It allows your readers to locate the sources you used, therefore they can read or judge them for themselves.

How do I cite sources?

 Use the citation styles page to find out how to cite in the following styles:

  • APA (American Psychological Association)
  • CSE (Council of Science Editors)
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • Turabian

What style do I use?

Check with your professor to see if a particular style is recomended for your assignment. 



Refworks is a web-based program that helps you to organize your research. Use references entered into your refworks account to create a bibliography or format your paper.