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Why Cite? ~ How to Cite

This tutorial, based on information provided by the Hamilton College Writing Center, explains the philosophy of attribution, the anatomy of a citation, how to paraphrase and cite borrowed ideas and common knowledge, and how to cite using popular styles (APA, MLA and Chicago).
Approximate Time: 7 - 10 minutes 
Leads: Glynis Asu (Hamilton College), and Beth Hoppe (Union College).

Citing Beyond the Book

This tutorial will teach you how to cite social media, data, and special collections materials in MLA or APA formats.
Approximate time: 7 - 10 minutes
Leads: Glynis Asu (Hamilton College), Lindsay Bush (Union College), Paul Doty (St. Lawrence University), Debbie Krahmer (Colgate University), and Johanna MacKay & Barbara Norelli (Skidmore College).

Build an Annotated Bibliography

This tutorial describes the different parts of an annotated bibliography, explains how to write an effective annotation, and allows users the opportunity to create their own annotations for sources.
Approximate Time: 6 - 8 minutes 
Leads: Glynis Asu (Hamilton College), Jesi Buell (Colgate University), Yvette Cortes, Johanna MacKay & Barbara Norellii (Skidmore College), and Paul Doty (St. Lawrence University).

Style Preferences by Department

Below is a list of generally preferred citation styles by department. You should always ask your professor if he or she has particular citation style preferences. Information on accessing style guides is available in the "Citing Sources" section of the library's subject guides. The Writing Center's writing resources page also provides useful resources.

Africana Studies Chicago or MLA - Ask Your Professor
American Studies Ask Your Professor
Anthropology AAA Style Guide and Chicago
Art and Art History Chicago
Asian Studies Chicago or MLA - Ask Your Professor
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Ask Your Professor
Biology Lab Reports for Biology - Hamilton College
Chemical Physics ACS Style Guide
Chemistry ACS Style Guide
Cinema and New Media Studies Ask Your Professor
Classics and Ancient Civilizations Chicago or MLA - Ask Your Professor
Communication APA
Computer Science ACM LaTeX Style Guide
Dance and Movement Studies MLA
Economics Chicago
Education Studies Chicago
Environmental Studies Ask Your Professor
French and Francophone Studies MLA
Geoarchaeology Ask Your Professor
Geosciences Geological Association of America Style Sheet
German MLA
Government Chicago
Hispanic Studies MLA
History Chicago
Latin American Studies Ask Your Professor
Literature and Creative Writing MLA
Mathematics Ask Your Professor
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Chicago or MLA - Ask Your Professor
Middle East and Islamic World Studies         Ask Your Professor
Music Ask Your Professor
Neuroscience APA
Philosophy Chicago
Physics AIP Style Manual
Psychology APA
Religious Studies Chicago
Russian Studies Ask Your Professor
Sociology ASA Style Guide and Chicago
Theatre MLA
Women's Studies Chicago

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