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Syracuse University Libraries

Honors Program Resources: Citing Sources

This guide serves as a launching pad to useful research resources for students in the Honors Program.

Citation Guide

The Libraries' Citation Guide includes examples of popular citation styles (APA, MLA, etc) and it has sections on citation managers including Refworks, Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote.

Citation Guide Link

When to Cite

Any time you use someone else's words or ideas, whether you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to their work, you are required to cite the source.

Things to Cite:

  1. Direct Quotations: Be sure to include quotation marks in your paper.
  2. Paraphrases and summaries of another's words, arguments, or opinions.
  3. Statistics, charts, or graphs compiled by someone else.
  4. Information that is not considered common knowledge.

What Does Not Need to be Cited:

  1. Your own ideas and discoveries.
  2. Common knowledge: something that most readers would likely know.

Video: Why Citations Matter