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DANC 100 Walton

A course guide designed to help students in the Dance Appreciation course complete their research paper assignment.

Writing & Citation Style

Your professor wants you to consistently use one citation style for your research paper assignment. Common styles are Chicago, MLA, or APA style.

Why cite?

Scholarship is a conversation, and you are responsible for providing the context for your readers, as follows:

  • to acknowledge the information you used (and did not create yourself)
  • to acknowledge the cited author's expertise,
  • to allow the reader to find the source you are referencing and
  • to enable her to use the references as a starting point for her own research...

Online Citation Help Sources

Citation Maker Tools

NoodleTools is an online application that helps you create citations and reference lists step-by-step. Try it, you'll like it!

Image Captions

Creating Image Captions & Citations

with Chicago style 

Example for an image from the web

Avenue in the park in front of Schloss Kammer / Gustav Klimt

Fig 1. Avenue in the Park of Schloss Kammer = Allee im Park vor Schloss Kammer. Gustav Klimt. 1912. Digitales Belvedere [online]. Vienna: Austria. [cited 10 Jan. 2013]. Available from World Wide Web: (

Source: ArtSTOR Help>Citing

Should I cite this? Questions to ask yourself..

Citing decision flowchart from Cardiff University Information Services

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Resources for Chicago Style

Resources for MLA Style

Resources for APA Style