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ARC 498 - Capstone Preparation

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
Main Library A403

Citing sources

Why cite? It's important to cite your sources, for a variety of reasons:

  • To give credit to the author(s) of your sources.
  • To allow your readers to locate your sources.
  • To show that you thoroughly researched your topic and can support your claims.
  • So you don't get in trouble for plagiarizing.

Using Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style Notes-Bibliography System Style Guide
Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date System Style Guide
From Ohio State University. These guides include examples using both the footnotes-bibliography style (recommended in the arts, literature and history), and the bibliography and in-text author-date style citations (recommended in the sciences).

Managing citations

Bibliographic management tools can help you:

  • Collect and import references from online databases

  • Organize your references for research topics and papers.

  • Create a formatted bibliography for your paper or cite references while you write.

Learn more from the library's Citation Guide.

Avoiding plagiarism