Writing & Citing Tips

Writing your essay

Citing your sources

Referencing your sources is an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it helps you to avoid plagiarism
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
  • it enables readers to find the source information
  • Consult the Citing your sources web page or Chicago Citation Style guide

Other Writing Help

Writing Services is located on the 4th floor of the library and offers students instruction on developing an agrument, structuring ideas, writing well, etc. and is part of the Centre for Student Academic Support.

You can meet with a writing consultant during their drop-in hours on the 4th floor of the libary or book an online appointment.

Content last updated: October 1, 2018