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CMST 220 Public Speaking

This guide is to help you find good topics and evidence for your Informative or Persuasive/Position speeches in CMST& 220: Public Speaking.

Purpose of Citations

Citations are a way of giving credit to others for their ideas and work. In school, in jobs and in our personal lives, when we write an essay, give a presentation, make a speech, or record a video, we are often stepping into ongoing conversations and previous research around a topic. In the scholarly tradition of the United States, citations demonstrate that we have done our research and they give credit to those whose ideas and words we are building on.

Quick Guide - APA

Quick Guide - APA Citation Style

Automatic Citation Generator


Access online tutorials using the links below:

Find MLA Style and even more citation help!

Check out Holman Library's complete citation guide, which includes help for APA, MLA, other citation styles, avoiding plagiarism, and more!

Citations: The How and Why of Citing Sources

Video Tutorial: Synthesizing Sources

NoodleTools Citation Workshop

NoodleTools Citation Workshop

Scholarship is a Conversation!
This hands-on workshop will help you understand why and how to give credit in your academic work and beyond.

Workshop focus:
  • Understanding why and when to cite other works
  • Integrating and citing sources material
  • Using NoodleTools citation maker
Please create your NoodleTools account before attending the workshop. Instructions are below.

  • Week 6: Friday November 3 @ 12-12:30pm
    • In person HL213 APA
  • Week 7: Wednesday November 8 @ 10-10:30am
    • In person HL213 MLA
  • Week 8: Friday November 17 @ 12-12:30pm
    • In person HL213 MLA
  • Week 10: Wednesday November 29 @ 10-10:30am
    • In person HL213 APA

See below for a link to our online asynchronous tutorial in Canvas. 

To Register:
  • Open the REGISTRATION LINK below to select the workshop date you would like.
  • We will send you registration confirmation. 
  • Please be sure to set up your NoodleTools Account or check your login to your existing account prior to the workshop. (Instructions are below.)
  • You may drop in without registering space permitting.
Set up your NoodleTools account
Asynchronous Citations & NoodleTools Workshops:

Can't attend a citation workshop at the scheduled times?  

You can take an online version of the workshop through our online NoodleTools Citation Tutorial in Canvas or the NoodleTools How-To Guide!