Citing Your Sources

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

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 If you do not cite your sources, you may be accused of plagiarism, which violates academic integrity.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."

Test your knowledgetake the plagiarism quiz and check your answers.

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

Academic styles

Copies of the official style manuals are at the Research Help Desk.  Try the following two sites for APA, Chicago, MLA and CSE:

Carleton University tip sheets

Other guides

Electronic style guides

Data, statistics and government information

By Martha Attridge Button, Carleton University Library

Content last updated: August 15, 2019