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Citation Maker Tools and Guides

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

The CSM Librarians created detailed guides on how to cite.

Should I cite this? Questions to ask yourself...

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Why Cite????

  • to acknowledge the information you used (and did not create yourself)
  • to acknowledge the cited author's expertise (on which you relied writing your essay...),
  • 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.

Citing is to research as "assist" is to goal in soccer (or another sport): record is kept (statistics) and rewards follow: recognition and remuneration.