Citing Your Resources
When you write a paper you must cite all references that you used. The two methods most often used are APA (American Psychological Association) style and MLA (Modern Language Association) style. Your professor will tell you which style to use.
What is a citation?
A citation is a referral to source information used when documenting resources used for a paper.
Why do I need to cite my resources?
Citations need to be listed to give credit to the author(s) or source of the information. Plagiarism is the use of another’s scholarship, words, ideas or artistic product without proper citation or acknowledgment. Failure to properly cite resources will result in serious consequences at New England College. See: New England College Academic Catalog, Academic Integrity, page 67, August 2007
How do I cite information?
The library has pamphlets available for MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago formats. Ask the reference librarian to show you where they are. The reference librarians are also available to help you with citation questions.
Online Information: There are a number of websites that will help you with citation questions:
●Ohio State University APA Citation Guide
CSE Formatting (Scientific)
Ohio State University CSE (Science) Citation Guide (formerly CBE Citation Guide)
Are there citing resource options available in the databases?
Many, but not all, of the databases have citation guide options that will put the information in citation format such as APA or MLA.
EBSCOhost: To cite an article in EBSCOhost you must display your document and then select Print, Email, or Save.
The Print (or Email or Save) Manager displays, which gives you options for the style of formatting you need to use (drop down menu):