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Citing Sources: Additional Resources

Learning Commons

Writing and Citing Guides

Formatting Templates

Use these templates to create papers formatted to the specifications of the APA and MLA style guides.

Citation Managers

Oral Citations

As a rule of thumb, these are three basic elements, but this will vary with the type of source:

WHO/WHAT: Identify the element of the source (author or title) which provides the greatest authority and/or secondary credibility. Does the author have credentials? What type of publication is it—newspaper, government report, magazine, journal? (In other words, would everybody know that the Kansas City Star is a newspaper? If not, tell them!)

WHEN: When was the book, magazine, newspaper or journal published (date)? When was the person interviewed? When was the website last updated and/or when did you access the website?

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