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Resources for International Students at C.W. Post: Cite

Choosing a Citation Style

Don't know which citation style to choose? See the list below.

APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences.

MLA: literature, arts, and humanities.

AMA: medicine, health, and biological sciences.

Turabian: designed for college students to use with all subjects.

Chicago: used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications.


Q: Why do we need to cite sources?

A: The simple answer is to avoid plagiarizing.

Q: What constitutes plagiarism?

A: Read these pages and also refer to the C. W. Post Campus Academic Conduct Policy.

What's a Citation?

Don't know what a citation is? Click the link below for a definition and more information about the anatomy of a citation.

In-Text Citations

In-text citations are references that appear within the body of your research paper or presentation. Click the links below for in-text citation rules and examples.

End-of-Text Citations

End-of-text citations occur at the end of your research paper or presentation in the form of a bibliography or works-cited list. Please click the link below for examples of end-of-text citations.

Adjunct Librarian

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Selenay Aytac
Long Island University/Post Campus

B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

720 Northern Blvd.

Brookville, NY 11548

516-299 3443

Take a Workshop!

In response to requests for assistance with citing sources using APA or MLA citation style, the library will be holding workshops in the Library Instruction Lab during common hour on the dates listed at the site below. Students are invited bring their lists of sources to get hands-on help with citing them.