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German Language and Literature Guide

A Woodruff Library Research Guide for the study of German Literature and Language.

Citing your work

You cite your sources to give credit to those people whose ideas/words you are using in your paper and to distinguish their ideas/words from your own ideas and words, to make your argument stronger, and to allow your readers to verify your claims and to get more information from the source materials.

Modern Language Association. Connect to Princeton University's Online Writing Lab for an easy-to-use online guide to Using the MLA format.  A paper copy of this style manual is kept at the Woodruff Reference desk:
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 6th edition. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003.
Ref-Desk LB2369 .G53 2003

Chicago Manual of Style
Ref Desk Z253 .U69 2003


EndNote is a program that makes it possible to collect and organize references in a database and instantly create properly formatted bibliographies.


Zotero, a Firefox add-on, collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or Open Office.



Using the work of another scholar without proper citation, whether that work is available in print or online, is plagiarism, a violation of the Emory Honor Code. See the Citing your Sources guide for more information.

Citing Your Work Lib Guide