Citing your sources is an important component of the writing process. It is important to properly cite all sources used during your research giving proper credit to the authors of the ideas and specific quotes you have used in your paper to prevent plagiarism.
Please note: If you want to use Academic Writer to store references or write your paper, you will need to create an account using your MU email.
See the "Citation Management Tools" guide for more information on setting up an Academic Writer account.
Style guides show how to format citations for bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations in a consistent format that makes it easy for the reader to locate the source your used in your paper. The School of Education uses the APA citation style.
The APA manual is available from the Ready Reference area behind the Reference Desk.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
BF76.7 P83 2010
The MU Writing Center is a great place to get assistance with writing and citation styles. Librarians are available for help with research in the Writing Center by appointment.
These are also a good resources online: