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How to cite

How and why to cite your sources

Citing Your Sources [6:04 minutes].

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Zotero is a desktop application that allows you to manage and organize your bibliographic references while simplifying the process of preparing a bibliography.

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Formatting citations in databases

Some database providers, such as EBSCO and ProQuest, allow you to format references using a particular style (ex. APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.), and email or print these formatted references.

Note: Always review the citations formatted by the database. Compare results with style guidelines listed on this guide for the exact formatting and punctuation.

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APA style

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MLA style

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Turabian style

"Turabian style" refers to the formatting guidelines in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian (available in print at Concordia Library). The manual is a basic introduction to formatting and the Chicago citation style for social sciences term papers.

Two forms of citation are permitted by Turabian: 1) footnotes with a bibliography, or 2) parenthetical references with a reference list at the end of the paper, known as author-date.

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Chicago style

Style Chicago francisé

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Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Biblical fonts

The Society of Biblical Literature has developed fonts for digital and print use, inlcuding SBL BibLit, which combines Greek, Hebrew, and Latin characters, including transliteration diacritics, SBL Greek, a Greek-specific font, and SBL Hebrew, a Hebrew-specific font.

Download SBL fonts.

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IEEE style

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Citing legal and government publications

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Online citation tools

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