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Welcome to this Pilgrim Library Citation Guide!

This guide will provide tips on popular citation styles such as: APAMLA, and Chicago.

Citations: The Basics

When you create citations you'll often be asked to cite in two ways:

  1. An in-text citation
  2. A Works Cited (MLA), a References (APA), or Bibliography (Chicago/Turabian) page.

Check with your instructor to make sure you are using the correct citation format for your assignment.

Click on the tabs above for more information on & examples of citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian).

Some basic tips:

Why do we cite?

We MUST cite any resources that are not our own original work or creation in order to:

  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Give credit to the original author's work, ideas, information, etc.
  • Show we have done research.
  • Provide evidence of support for our arguments.

Click on the following link for more information on plagiarism.

Annotated Bibliographies

A quick note about creating annotated bibliographies:

An annotated bibliography lists your sources just as it would on a Works Cited/References page BUT it also includes a short summary or evaluation of each source. 

For more information on annotated bibliographies see the link below: