Cite Your Sources

Cite Your Sources
The final step in the research process is citing your sources. Giving proper documentation to authors whose work you use in your research is essential. Using another writers words or ideas without proper documentation is plagiarism and is a violation of the GPC Academic Honesty Policy

Style Guides
There are several citation styles that are used in academic writing and publishing. GPC has local adaptations of some of these styles, as noted below. The style used for a particular paper will depend on the subject area in which you're writing. Check with your instructor to see which citation style is required for your assignment.

MLA:
(Georgia Perimeter College Humanities Division Adaptation. Based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition)
MLA Style for Print Sources (.pdf)
MLA Style for Web Pages and Multimedia (.pdf)
MLA Style for GALILEO Databases (.pdf)

APA:
(Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus Library Adaptation. Based on Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition)
APA Style for Sources from GALILEO Databases (.pdf)
APA Style for Sources from the Web (.pdf)
APA Style for Print Sources (.pdf)

Other:
Chicago Style Guide: Bibliographic Format for References (.html)
Research and Documentation Online (.html)
Turabian Style Guide: Bibliographic Format for References (.html)