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Communication Studies 301 - Introduction to Public Speaking (Hicks)

Citation Style Guides

Citations allow you to:

  • give credit to authors for their ideas.
  • show the depth and scope of your research.
  • provide a road map of your research so that others can locate and explore the sources you consulted.
  • avoid committing plagiarism.

Citations provide:

  • evidence or support for your arguments.
  • credibility to your work by demonstrating that you have sought out and considered a variety of resources.

In written academic work, responding to and commenting on the work of scholars shows you've done your research. Adding something of your own shows your critical thinking and understanding of the topic. 

See our Citation Help page for more information.

EBSCO Databases

EBSCO databases include a helpful Cite tool.  Look for the Cite button either in the full-text area or in the record for the item you found.  Click Cite and select the APA citation. Copy and paste the citation into your document.  Double-check the citation for accuracy using the Citation Style Guides.

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CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher generates citations using the Cite Now feature.

  1. Click Cite Now
  2. Choose APA
  3. Copy and Paste into your Works Cited page

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