Cite Information

Plagiarism

When you include someone else's work as part of your work, you have to acknowledge them. This is true whether you are quoting them directly or just using one of their ideas. If you don't acknowledge them, you are plagiarizing, or stealing their work. This is a form of academic dishonesty and can have serious consequences as detailed in the University of Missouri Collected Rules & Regulations section on Student Conduct. The Purdue Online Writing Lab explains and gives examples of the right way to use other people's work.  The UMKC Writing Center also provides one-on-one peer-tutoring sessions to help with writing.

 

Style Manuals

Once you've referred to someone else's work in your paper, presentation, or project, you'll need to cite the source and create a list of references or works cited. Style manuals tell you how to format the entries on this list. The most commonly used styles are APA and MLA. The University Libraries have style manuals for these and many other styles. Ask your professor which manual is acceptable for your subject area or academic discipline.

MLA

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Modern Language Association)
    • Dental Library WZ345 .G437m 1995
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference PE1478 .M57 2003
  • Guide to using MLA style (from the UMKC Writing Center)

 

APA

 

Vancouver/NLM

 

Other style manuals

  • The ACS Style Guide (American Chemical Society)
    • Health Sciences Library: WZ345 .A187 1997
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference QD8.5 .A25 2006
  • AIP Style Manual(American Institute of Physics)
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference QC5.45 .A45 1990
  • AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)
    • Health Sciences Library: Reference WZ345 .A511 2007
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference R119 .A533 2007
  • ASM Style Manual (American Society for Microbiology)
    • Health Sciences Library: WZ345 .A512 1985
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference QR11 .A43 1991
  • Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference PN4783 .A87 1998
  • Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (Council of Science Editors)
    • Health Sciences Library: Reference WZ345 .C748s 2006
    • Miller Nichols Library: Ready Reference T11 .C68 2006
  • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Health Sciences Library, Reference Z253 .U69 2003
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference Z253 .U69 2003
    • Miller Nichols Library, Music Reference Z253 .U69 2003
    • Guide to using Chicago & Turabian style (from the UMKC Writing Center)
  • Columbia Guide to Online Style
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference PN171.F56 W35 1998
  • The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: a manual for social science & business research
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference Z7164 .G7 C48 2002
  • Electronic Styles: A Handbook for Citing Electronic Styles
    • Health Sciences Library, Reference WZ345 .L595e 1996
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference PN171.F56 L5 1996
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Turabian)
    • Dental Library LB2369 .T8 2007
    • Miller Nichols Library, Ready Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
    • Miller Nichols Library, Music Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
    • Guide to using Chicago & Turabian style (from the UMKC Writing Center)