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Citation Styles

Nia Rodgers

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Nia Rodgers
Public Affairs Research Librarian
Contact:
slrodgers@vcu.edu
(804) 828-8565
Cabell Library, Room 121

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About Citation Styles

Citation styles are an important part of the larger process of academic research and writing. Each profession or discipline has a preferred style or format for researchers to use so that published works conform to accepted standards. A citation style provides a uniform way of documenting the sources used in the preparation of the work, thus facilitating scholarly communication.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Check these links at the Online Writing Lab at Purdue for plagiarism resources.

Avoiding Plagiarism.

Is It Plagiarism?

Safe Practices.