Citing Sources & Style Manuals

Provides information on citing sources using both APA and MLA, as well as resources and help on writing.

Manage Your Research

Designed to help researchers gather, manage, and store research information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. For additional information, please see our RefWorks guide.  

Writing Help & Resources

Why is it important to cite my sources?

Citing your sources is important for a variety of reasons, including:

  • It gives credit to the authors of the sources you used
  • It provides your reader with more information about your sources
  • It shows your credibility
  • It prevents plagiarism!

According to the ERAU Student Handbook (2013-2014), "Plagiarism is recognized by the University as an act of academic dishonesty. It is defined as taking the ideas, writings, and/or words of another and representing them as one’s own" (p. 169).

The easiest way to prevent plagiarism is by correctly noting your sources during research and citing your sources in your writing and presentations.

Citation Generators

Citation generators are sometimes helpful for creating citations quickly and easily. However, remember to ALWAYS check your citations for accuracy in the appropriate citation style guide.