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History: Citing Sources

Why We Cite

Created by FCC librarians, the Why We Cite Tutorial is an interactive workshop that will show you:

  • Why citing sources is important
  • What citations generally look like and the information they contain
  • What contexts in which you will need to cite

MLA Citation Styles

Chicago/Turabian Citation Styles

AMA Citation Style

The American Medical Association (AMA) style guide is used by medical professionals and researchers. 

Citations FAQ

Have a question about how to cite something? Browse the most popular entries in our Frequently Asked Questions or search by keyword in the search bar below.

What Does It Mean to Cite Sources?

Bibliography page 

Citing sources shows respect for readers, originators of sources, and academic honesty policies. When creating citations, you will use both:

  • In-text citations (located within the body of your paper)
  • bibliographies (reference lists that appear at the end of your paper)

Citations guide readers to the sources from which you summarized, quoted, and paraphrased in your paper.

Citing Sources in the EBSCO Databases

Learn about a tool in the Library's EBSCO databases that will help you to cite your sources.

Citation Generators

They can save you time, but check with your professor to make sure it’s okay to use them. They’re not always up to date.

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