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A Latin American & Caribbean Studies Research Guide

Citation

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 Purdue 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. 8th edition. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Robert W. Woodruff Library and Book Stacks LB2369 .G53 2016

Chicago Manual of Style  Connect to Purdue University's Online Writing Lab for an easy-to-use online guide to Using the Chicago format.  A paper copy of this style manual is kept at the Woodruff Reference desk:
Ref Desk Z253 .U69 2010

Plagarism

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.