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Citation Guide for NLC  

Why Cite? and links to Style Guides.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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AAA Citation Style

Full Guide (12 pages):   

AAA Style Guide

or click below for a quick guide (2 pages):


Comparison of APA, Chicago, MLA Styles


What's your style?

Click on the link below for your specific Citation Style:


Why cite?

Why should I cite?

Any time you use words or ideas created by someone else without giving proper credit to the creator, you are committing plagiarism, a very serious academic offense.
By not citing the proper source, you are leading the reader to believe that the words or ideas are your original work.
To protect copyright and give credit where credit is due, you must state where the words or ideas came from. This is typically done via both in-text citations and a list of References or Works Cited at the end of your paper.
To avoid committing plagiarism, you must give proper credit when you use:
  • Another person’s idea, opinion, or theory
  • Any information which is not common knowledge
  • A direct quotation from another person, either written or spoken
  • A paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written word

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