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Why Document Sources?

Document all sources that influenced your argument for your paper.

Why must you document your sources?

1. Give credit where credit is due

2. Trustworthiness and credibility of the writer (you)

3. Courtesy to your readers

4. Avoid plagiarism

Common Citation Styles

Chicago Manual of Style is the most common citation style for art, art history, and architecture

Chicago Manual of Style is the citation style recommended at Tyler School of Art & Architecture.

MLA Style is produced by the Modern Language Association.

MLA Style is the most common citation style for the Liberal Arts. 

APA Style is produced by the American Psychological Association.

APA Style is used most commonly in the sciences and social sciences.

Manage Your Research

Get in the habit of using a citation manager to help you organize and store all the sources you use for your research projects. 

Citation managers make it easy to:

  • Gather citations from databases and websites
  • Edit, organize, store, and search citations
  • Output citations in many formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

Citation managers integrate with word-processing programs for inputting in-text citations and generating the corresponding bibliographies.

A citation manager is a valuable time-saving tool for researchers and anyone writing a paper with cited references/bibliographies.

Temple supports EndNote/EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero. In addition to these, there are many other citation managers available for free or for purchase.


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