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Citing Sources

Welcome to Simpson Library's guide to citing sources.

To begin, click the Select Your Citation Style tab to select a style such as Chicago/Turabian or APA or MLA or CSE.

Why cite?

Why cite? Citing your sources:

  • Provides evidence for your claims.
  • Shows readers how you arrived at your positions on issues.
  • Gives credit to the authors whose works you use, thus avoiding plagiarism.
  • Helps your readers find other works on the same topic.
  • Allows your readers to check your sources if they have any questions.
  • Lets you show off your research abilities!