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