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People, Places, and Environment: CTRP 0807

Document your 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.