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SOC 250H: Community Forces in Hawaii (Bopp): Citing sources

Why cite?

Citation is an important part of research. Correctly citing your sources helps you avoid plagiarism, gives credit to the authors whose works you have used, and allows the reader to find your sources.

There are several different citation styles. Use the one that is most appropriate to your field of study or the one selected by your instructor.

  • APA (American Psychological Association) - used by Education, Psychology, Sciences
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) - used by the Humanities (Writing, Literature, etc.)
  • Chicago - used by Business and the Fine Arts

APA In-text and bibliographic citation examples

Online Guides

Citation Guides

Compiled by the Leeward CC Library, this guide includes examples of the most commonly cited sources.

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