Honesty and Integrity. The notions of personal and academic honesty and integrity are central to the existence of the MTSU community.
--MTSU Community Values
"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation."
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. New York: MLA. 55. Print.
These resources will attempt to format your citation for you. They will get you probably 80% of the way there, but mistakes happen! Double check the citation with a handbook.
Free citation generator for MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Look up titles for autociting or manually enter bibliographic data. You can also create a free account and save your bibliographies.
- EasyBib.com (trial access to premium services through 12/13/13)
Citation management and formatting tool. Premium services include formatting in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian.
- NCSU Citation Builder
Built by librarians! This one requires manual entry, but that may be a good thing.
Citations within Library Databases
Many of the library's article databases will provide you with a citation for each article that you find. Click on an article title and look for the Cite button or look at the bottom of the article for a source citation.
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Need More Help?
For additional assistance with any of these Citation Styles, call or visit the...
- Reference Desk, 1st floor (904-8539) or
- Writing Center, Rm 362 (904-8237)