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SCOM 4800: Communication and Diversity: Citing Sources

Why cite?

Give credit to the ideas, words, and works of others

Allow readers to find your sources

Avoid plagiarism

Citation Managers

Track sources and format bibliographies.
Download citations from library catalogs and databases.

EndNote is a free download for GSU students, faculty and staff.
Here's a handy EndNote Guide to get you started.

Zotero was developed by historians to support historical and related research. It is a free Firefox plugin.
Here's a handy Zotero guide to get you started.

Getting Started with Zotero

Purdue OWL Site

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) site is an excellent source for questions about how to cite in a particular style. The links below will take you to Purdue OWL's pages for each citation style:

Citation managers like Zotero and EndNote can help with formatting citations as well. 

Citation Guides

Citation questions? Get help!

  • In-person: Research Support Desk, Library North 1
  • Online: Live Assistance online chat, from the Library homepage

APA Style

  • APA Style website
  • Purdue OWL APA site
  • Multiple copies of the APA manual are available in the Library's Reference Section on Library North 2 (these are not available for checkout).

The Associated Press Stylebook

  • Print copy held in Reference section, Library North 2.
    Call number: PN4783 .A83

(as of February 2020: updated copy on order!)

Chicago Style

MLA Style

  • Purdue OWL MLA site
  • Multiple copies of the MLA manual are available at the Research Support Desk (Library North 1).