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Why we cite

Give credit where credit is due.   Scholars and writers have worked hard to produce the information you will use in your paper. Studies can take months, or sometimes years, to complete.  Citing helps:

  • Give your paper credibility
  • Allow others to examine your thinking
  • Provide a tool to help you find additional resources
APA Guides (Social Sciences)
APA Style Citation Help Guide(pdf format)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (R 808.02 Am3p 2010).
APA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
APA Style Help
How to cite electronic references, style tips, removing bias, FAQ, and "What's New" section.

MLA Guides (Humanities)
MLA Style Citation Help Guide(pdf)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style
From MLA, these FAQ's answer the most common questions about MLA style.

Chicago Guides (Arts and History)
Chicago Style Citation Help Guide(pdf)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
Chicago Manual of Style Questions and Answers
See also the examples in the "tools" section of the website.

Writing Guides
Wheelock Writing Center
The Writing Center offers writing consultations for your class papers and projects. Consultations are conducted in the lower level of the Library during scheduled hours, and by appointment.
Writing Center Links
The Writing Center at Wheelock offers a list of online resources to help you write better.
Purdue's OWL Online Writing Lab
OWL takes you through the writing process in easy-to-browse sections. Learn about proper grammar, punctuation and how to write different kinds of papers.
University of North Carolina's Writing Center Online Guide
UNC's provides a comprehensive list of resources to help you write your papers, including strategies for getting organized and using proper grammar.

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