It's important to give credit whenever you quote somebody, borrow a concept or idea, or use somebody's research findings or other types of work — including charts, diagrams, photographs, etc.
Citing sources helps you:
Using proper citation style is usually a requirement for any written assignments and publications. Keeping track of your sources using the appropriate style will help save time and effort looking things up again later.
Style guides also include rules for formatting your text, including title pages and bibliographies. Ask your instructor or a librarian if you're not sure which style to use.
APA is the most common citation style in social science courses and health and human services programs at CNC.
APA, Writing an Annotated Bibliography, University of Toronto
MLA is the most common citation style in humanities, including English literature, arts, and philosophy.
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) is a common style guide in publishing, used at CNC for technical writing and some history courses.
Note, this style is similar to ICMJE Uniform Requirements (Vancouver Style) above.
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