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ZSR Library Guide for International Students: Citations & Bibliographies

Citation Style Guides

Citing your work: several copies of the major citation styles guides are available at the Reference Desk, including the MLA Handbook, as well as Turabian, Chicago, APA, CSE, AMA, etc.

A Brief Introduction to Citation

How do I know if I need to cite something?

Harris, R.A. (2001). The Plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing With Plagiarism.


- short phrase about what Zotero is

- link to Zotero guide

- link to group of librarians who can help set up Zotero


Frequently Asked Questions . . .

What does it mean when our paper assignments say to use a certain citation style?
Different citation styles for different disciplines; could mean different things (just citations, or citations &; paper formatting); In-text citations; paraphrase; works cited page; paper formatting

What’s the point of citation?
Might seem confusing and unnecessary; different disciplines use different types of sources more heavily than others; Scholarship is a conversation → Provide readers access to your source material; lend yourself credibility; Give attribution to the original author; protect yourself from plagiarism

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