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McNair Scholars: Citing Sources

The importance of citing sources

          Provides access to the source of information

          Shows respect for Intellectual Property (ownership of information) or proper attribution of others ideas and/or words

          Footnotes, endnotes and works cited list strengthens and gives credit to your paper

        You’ve done the research and found information that supports your own argument or gives another view (substantiates your own findings/ideas)

          Citations/references show other published sources or researchers doing similar research

          Keeps one from being accused of plagiarizing

          Abiding by the UTA Student Code of Conduct and UT System Rules and Regulations

 

Links to Online Style Resources

Guides for Citing Sources

This box contains links for information on citing your resources using the various citation style formats.

ACS (American Chemical Society)
The basics of source citation using ACS style (PDF).

APA (American Psychological Association)
The basics of source citation using APA style (PDF).

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
The basics of source citation using ASCE style (PDF).

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
The basics of source citation using ASME style (PDF).

CSE (Council of Science Editors)
The basics of source citation using CSE Name-Year style (PDF).

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
The basics of source citation using IEEE style (PDF).

MLA (Modern Language Association)
The basics of source citation using MLA style (PDF)

Paper Formatting: MLA Style
Find out how to set up your first page, margins, Works Cited list, and more (video).

 

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