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History 211 - The World Wars in Africa: Citing sources

Citation Style

Why do we cite?

Citations are important for a number of reasons:

  • Allows readers to find a source you utilized
  • Gives credit to the creators whose work provides a foundation to yours
  • Gives credibility and support to your argument
  • Avoids plagiarism

General Citation Resources

Zbib: Zotero's online tool to create citations

NCSU Citation Builder: Helps you fill in all the necessary information for a citation depending on the source type and citation style. More reliable than generators that depend on a link because they might not find all the information you have on the source.

Research and documentation in the digital age:  Features sample student papers and 325 documentation models that guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources – such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content – in MLA, Chicago, and CSE styles.  Whitman College Library Reference Collection (ZA4375 .H327 2015 )

Online Resources

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