COMM 487 - Propaganda: Citing Sources

Library Services for Spring Term 2021

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The Library's 1st floor is open for students to pick up items at the circulation desk and use the computer lab (limited seating available).  Please visit Library Services - Spring 2021 for more information.  Laptops, wifi hotspots, and other equipment are available for checkout.

 

Citation Management Tools

With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format. 

See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools.

Cite your Sources Tutorial

Cite your Sources Tutorial

What is a Citation?

A citation gives credit to the original author(s) of a work. Citations also allow people who are reading your work to be able to find the original sources of information. 

Basic citations for a book, for example, include the name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), the title of the book, the publisher's name, the place of publication, and the most recent copyright year.

There are a number of styles that can be used to construct citations. Each style specifies the information to be included in the citation, the order of the information,the format, and the punctuation.  

Your instructor may require a particular style. If there is not an assigned style, then choose a style and be consistent with that style throughout your work.

Selected Online Citation Guides

Cite Books and Articles from the PSU Library Catalog

When searching in the PSU Library catalog, you can find a citation generator for MLA, APA, or the Chicago Manual of Style by selecting Citation under the Share headline.

library catalog citation generator