Research Guide: Citations

Welcome to the CITATIONS GUIDE

To learn how to effectively cite sources for your essays, presentations and other projects:

  • explore the tabs on this guide
  • watch video segments on this page

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.

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Some content of this guide was used with permission from Anne Arundel Community College Library.  Many thanks for sharing their excellent work!

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