Whenever you use the words or ideas of someone else in your paper or presentation, you must cite your source. Failure to do so may be considered to be plagiarism. Different disciplines use different citation styles, so confirm with your instructor which style you should use if the style is not explicit in the instructions for the assignment.
Another citation style is Modern Language Association (MLA) that may be asked for by some instructors. See below for an introduction to the style.
For specific styles, additional information and examples of citations of less common materials and formats, consult the following:
APA – Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) BF 76.7 P83 2010
Chicago Manual of Style:
- Online Edition: The Chicago Manual of Style
- The Chicago Manual of Style Z253 .U69 2017
- Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla D 13 R295 2010
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Citation Style
Law – Legal Citation Guide
MLA – Modern Languages Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi LB 2369 G53 2009
SAA – Society for American Archaeology Quick Guide
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Citation Management: Software Solutions
- Use RefWorks to keep track of your references/citations and format your citations and bibliographies automatically. RefWorks software is free to UBC students, staff, and faculty.
- Other software solutions: UBC Library Guide on Citation Management, BibTeX, EndNote
- UBC Library guide on using RefWorks & Write-N-Cite
- For a complete guide to citation management, please refer to UBC Library’s guide to citation management.