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Library Services - COVID-19: Citing Sources

Citing Sources


Citing sources provides a foundation for publishing research papers, articles, or subject-based reviews.

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The following citation styles may include:

Modern Language Association (MLA)American Psychological Association (APA)Turabian/Chicago

Research question

What challenges do you have when writing a paper?
Writing a reference page and checking your citations: 0 votes (0%)
Doing the research and gathering sources: 0 votes (0%)
Finding a subject to write about and finding the resources to support it: 0 votes (0%)
Proofreading the paper to make sure there are no mistakes (misspellings, grammar, or plagiarism): 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Writing Center

The Writing Center is located at the Academic Success Center in room L202. It is a resource that students can consult if they need help with writing assignments for classes. For assistance, the Academic Success Center provides counseling, electronic resources, and workshops. Their services are geared to help students and provide resources for all levels of writing proficiency.

Creative Commons

YouTube videos on this guide are under the Creative Commons license. The videos on this LibGuide are are attributed to the following creators, as defined by the CC license: 

"MLA 8: An Introduction" by Carly Winfield is licensed under CC by YouTube.

"APA Style: References" by Brianne Markowski is licensed under CC by YouTube.

"Chicago Style Citations: Paper Formatting and Citations" by Shaleigh Westphall is licensed under CC by YouTube.



Plagiarism, or the use of research resources, quotes, or findings without crediting authors or creators, results in Academic Misconduct at Vaughn College. The Library supports students' research efforts in order to help avoid plagiarism in research efforts, including offering citation resources in our catalog and one-on-one orientations virtually. Please review the Student Handbook to review the Standards of Conduct for plagiarism. 

Plagiarism also touches on one of the points in the Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts and Sciences for Baccalaureate and Associate Students, as cited in the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog for Vaughn College (2020): 

C - Information Literacy Information literacy involves the ability to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information. Students will be able to:

  1. Construct a search strategy
  2. Distinguish scholarly and popular sources
  3. Apply an established citation style to document the sources used
  4. Apply the rules of academic integrity to avoid plagiarism



Vaughn College. (2020). Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020. [PDF file]. Elmhurst, NY: Vaughn College School of Aviation and Engineering. Retrieved from

Citing sources page created by Kris Santos.