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FAQ: Citation & Referencing

On this page you will find information on how best to cite in the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

As a general rule, you will have to cite your information when you use:  ♦ Someone else’s idea(s) / ♦ Someone else’s work / ♦ Someone else’s words / ♦ Direct quotations.

As a general rule, you will not have to cite your information when you use: ♦ Undisputed facts or matters of public record / ♦ Common knowledge in your discipline / ♦ Your own ideas, experiences, or thoughts.

If you're having any problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the librarians listed in the righthand menu.

Citation Services

Service MLA 9th APA 7th Chicago 17th Cite Websites? Ads?
BibGuru No
MyBib No
Google Scholar No No
Cite This For Me Yes
Citation Machine Yes
BibMe Yes
EasyBib No (not free) No (not free) Yes

Schewe Library Citation Guides & Official Manuals

Click on an image below to view Schewe Library's citation guides.

Library MLA Citation Quick GuideLibrary APA Citation Quick GuideLibrary Chicago Citation Quick Guide

Click on an image below to access the official handbooks and manuals for the APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

       The cover of MLA Handbook 9th edition. Click on this to be taken to the Schewe Library catalog listing of this book.                          

Citations From the Library Catalog & Databases

Contact a Librarian

You are welcome to contact us individually at: 


Luke Beatty
- Library Director
luke.beatty@ic.edu

217.245.3573



Elora Agsten - Research Services Librarian
elora.agsten@ic.edu
217.245.3117

 

Jared Calaway - Information Literacy Instructor and Student Research Support Specialist
jared.calaway@ic.edu
217.245.3207

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