Workshops on Citation Management are offered in the library.
You must properly acknowledge your sources of information by citing them. If you do not cite your sources, you may be accused of plagiarism, which violates academic integrity.
"Sound scholarship rests on a commitment to a code of academic integrity that stresses principles of honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. The university demands integrity of scholarship from all of its members including students. The quality and integrity of academic work is paramount in achieving student success."
Remember: Always ask your instructor which citation style to use and which edition of the relevant style guide to follow.
Want to read more? Try The plagiarism handbook: strategies for preventing, detecting, and dealing with plagiarism.
Books on citing online sources
Copies of the official style manuals are at the Research Help Desk. Try the following two sites for APA, Chicago, MLA and CSE:
- Diana Hacker: Research and Documentation Online
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
We recommend the Harvard Business School guide for citing business sources.
Carleton University tip sheets
- APA Tip Sheet
- Chicago Style Tip Sheet
- Citing Primary Sources: Archive and Non-Archive
- MLA Tip Sheet
- Uniform Legal Citation Tip Sheet
Electronic style guides
- Chicago Manual of Style (online through the library catalogue)
Data, statistics and government information
By Martha Attridge Button, Carleton University Library