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Student Veterans & Military-Connected Students Academic Success and Well-Being

The Libraries' Guide for veteran and military-connected students, as well as veteran employees and military family members.

Citation Resources

When writing papers or creating original work in any form, you need to give credit to those from whom you've borrowed ideas, words or materials, even if you are paraphrasing or summarizing. Citing your sources (e.g., books, articles, web sites, videos, etc.) allows you to:

  • Demonstrate that your thoughts and ideas have a factual basis.
  • Show your professor (and others) what research you have done.
  • Direct readers to the sources you used for their own research.

The links below provide information on common citation styles used at Syracuse University as well as citation management tools that can help you organize and format your citations.