Library FAQ

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How do I cite a book, CD, website, or journal article?


When you read an article/book/website and use the author's words or ideas in your paper, you must give the author credit in the form of a citation. You should consult your instructor or syllabus to determine which citation style is required. With that information in hand, take a look at our Citation Styles guide. You can also find citation style guides in the second-floor Reference collection.