When creating a scholarly paper, it is important to reference from where you drew your facts, ideas, and inspirations. Your professor (or a journal) sets the style and if you don't want to do it by hand, try out one of the many tools for this.
If you need more context for citing, try the Excelsior Online Writing Lab or check out our Style Guides tab for resources on citing and writing.
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Click on either the Citation Software or the Citation Generators tab at the top to learn more about the tools mentioned in this infographic.