Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources

Knowing how to document resources in an assignment is extremely important. If resources are not properly cited, a writer can be accused of plagiarism, or using somebody else's original ideas without giving s/he credit for them. Being charged with plagiarism can have severe consequences.

Documenting & Citing Sources


APA Format

Published by the University of Kansas Writing Center, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL),and The APA Style Website.


American Psychological Association, or APA, format is the perferred writing format of the majority of disciplines at Teachers College. 

MLA Format

By Concordia University and University of Kansas Writing Center

The Modern Language Association, or MLA, is another popular writing style. 

Citation Management Software

Published by the Northwestern, Grad Coach International, and UC Berkeley Library.


Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote are citation management software programs available to TC students. These programs store and manage sources for graduate papers, projects, and dissertations.   

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