When you quote or paraphrase the idea of another person in your research paper or speech, you must cite the sources you use to:
If you use ideas of others and present them as your own without citing these references, you are committing plagiarism, which is subject to disciplinary actions ranging from warnings and a failing grade to being expelled from the college. (See the Reynolds Student Handbook, Policy No. 1-34: Academic Honesty)
Always check with your instructor on what format specifications to use for a particular class or assignment, especially when citing electronic resources including material found in library databases.
The automatic citation generators noted on this page are NOT FOOLPROOF. These tools will save you time, but you should always double-check by:
*** Important update (Sept. 2016):
EasyBib is a web-based tool for building and managing citations in various styles including MLA, APA and Chicago.
Reynolds Libraries access to EasyBib allows you to:
If you need help on using EasyBib:
The most recent copies of the MLA Handbook and the APA Publication Manual are kept at the Reference Desk of each campus library and are available for your use within the library.