Citing Sources

Citations allow you to give credit to the author of a work and help avoid plagiarism.

Identifying Citation Information

  • Information required to properly cite article sources::
    • Author(s)
    • Title
    • Page range
    • Date of publication
    • Date of access
    • Publisher
    • Journal Name
    • Web Address

Formatting Sources

  • A specific citation style is often a requirement of course assignments, grants, or  papers. Examples of popular citations styles are:
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Modern Language Association (MLA)
    • Chicago Style
  • Consult the The Writer’s Handbook from University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writing Center for information on specific citation style formats. Citation managers are available to help organize and format sources. The Libraries have information about the programs we support on the Citation Manager information page.