Citation Styles & Using Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism - University of Techology Sydney

If you are in any doubt about the tecnicalities of avoiding accusations of plagiarism, even unintentional, do this tutorial!

Using Outside Sources Primary vs. Secondary Research - Aims Community College

The difference between primary and secondary sources is explained on this page.

Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism - Birmingham City University

A detailed gide on using sources and plagiarism, covering quoting, summarising, reporting verbs, etc.  

Evaluating Sources - John Hopkins University

Useful help on evaluating the validity and appropriateness of a source. Accessible and well organised.

Documentation Styles - University of Wisconsin

Precise guidelines regarding all issues of citation and referencing. There is also specific guidance on how to write a bibliography according to Chicago/Turabian

Research and Documentation - Diana Hacker, Bedford St. Martins

A great resource for how to cite in different styles, including useful example papers. Covers APA (social sciences), Chicago/Turabian (history) and MLA (humanities) as well as CBE (hard sciences).

Formatting in Sociology - Purdue OWL

Few websites deal with ASA, the standard style for sociology, which is why we've included this one. It covers all the main points very effectively.

Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago

This webpage pulls together style guide resources from all over into one convenient place and gives you the information you really need to know.