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Sustainable Agriculture: Citing Sources

A guide to resources and information about sustainable agricultural practices.

Citation Guides

Citation Guides

These handouts were developed by the Parkland Library and the Writing Lab:

   Citing MLA*

          Citing APA*   

These links provide online guidance for the major citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian), with examples for both print and online sources:

Citing Sources 

Duke University Library


Research and Documentation Online 

Gustavus Adolphus College 

For additional information:

American Psychological Association

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

The American Medical Association


Tips for Citing Sources

Be sure that your sources are cited accurately!

When you use a book, copy down all the important information: title, author(s) or editor(s), chapter if applicable, publisher name and place, year, edition or volume number, and page numbers.

Most article databases have a "Cite" or "Citation" option in the Tools box. Copy this information to a document or email it to yourself (Remember to go back and set it up correctly because databases may not be totally accurate.)

Collect citations as you go - don't double your work by having to go back later to look them up.

Be sure to know which style guide your instructor wants you to use and follow it carefully.

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What is Plagiarism

Academic Honesty

Familiarize yourself with the Parkland College Honesty Policy.

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