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Citations and Bibliography

Footnotes, end notes, citations, and more!
Find out how, where, why to place citations. Make your paper stand out with precise bibliographies and perfect format.
  1. APA Style (4)
  2. MLA Style (8)
  3. Turabian Style (6)

Parenthetical Citations
What is a parenthetical citation? MLA style sometimes uses the method of citing works within the text of the paper. You do this by using parenthetical citations.

The Hanging Indent
When you format your bibliography, you will use the hanging indent to make the first line flush left and subsequent lines indented.

What Is a Bibliography?
A bibliography is a list of books, articles, and other sources you use when researching a topic and writing a paper. The bibliography will appear at the end of your paper.

Bibliography Citation Makers
You can use these interactive web tools designed to assist students when it comes to creating citations. For most of the tools, you simply fill out a form to provide the necessary information and select your preferred style.

Inserting Footnotes
Inserting footnotes in Word 2007 is a little different from inserting footnotes in earlier versions of word processors—but just different enough to make it a frustrating experience.

Open Office Hanging Indent
If you use Open Office to write school papers, you might get frustrated when it comes to the bibliography format. This quick tip shows you how to create the hanging indent.

When the Style Guide Doesn't Help
Sometimes in college-level writing you will come across something you don’t know how to format correctly. When you turn to your style guides for help, you may find that they don’t always speak to the particular problems or situations you are facing. The style guides we use are just that—they are guides—and they simply can’t address everything we use in our observations and research.

Annotated Bibliography
The purpose of writing an annotated bibliography is to provide an overview of the research that has been published on a particular topic. If a professor or teacher asks you to write an annotated bibliography, he or she expects you to take a good look at the sources that are available on a topic.

What Is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the act of using words and ideas in your writing that you use, copy, or borrow from somebody else without giving that person or entity credit.

Using the Ellipsis
Those three little dots in a quote are called ellipsis points or an an ellipsis. Do how do you use them?

APA Essentials
This web site from Vanguard University provides a great guides for using the APA style. Find easy-to-follow guidelins and sample pages.

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