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Citation Styles

Welcome

To find help with writing citation styles:

  1. Click the tabs on the left
  2. Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  3. Ask a Librarian
  4. Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) 863-667-5137

Check with your professor or in your syllabus to see which style your paper should be formatted in.

Research Papers

"The purpose of a research paper is to synthesize previous research and scholarship with your ideas on the subject. Therefore, you should feel free to use other persons' words, facts, and thoughts in your research paper, but the material you borrow must not be presented as if it were your own creation."

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Edition. New York: MLA. 55. Print.

Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

Microsoft Word

Office 365

Zotero works best with Microsoft Word and SEU students can get Office 365 at no cost.

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MLA Guiding Principles

MLA 9: What's new in the Ninth Edition?

Discover style changes from the 8th edition.

MLA Handbook 9th Edition

MLA style is…

[a system of] common sense guidelines aimed at helping writers at various levels conduct research and provide their audiences with useful information about their sources.

These principles:

MLA Handbook. Eighth ed., Modern Language Assn., 2016.

  • "Cite simple traits shared by most works...
  • Remember that there is often more than one correct way to document a source...
  • Make your documentation useful to readers" (3-4).

Works Cited Quick Guide

MLA 9 Works Cited Quick Guide

List each element relevant to your source in the order shown on the template.

Omit any element that does not apply.

Important/Helpful Links

Zotera for MLA Edition 9

In order to use Zotero most efficiently with MLA 9th Edition, please check the following links to download the appropriate software.

APA Templates

APA 7

APA 7 Manual

Additional Citation Information

Help Finding DOI

If you are citing an article from a scholarly journal and there is no DOI listed, you may click the link below and follow the directions to attempt to find a DOI.

DOI search

Add http://dx.doi.org/ in front of your DOI and it should become a hotlink to the article you are citing if you have the correct DOI.

Guides to APA Style

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Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

AMA Blog and Twitter

Get the lastest updates on AMA Style. Follow @AMAManual on Twitter for daily tips and links or check out the blog.

AMA & Zotero Video

American Medical Association Style Example

The AMA style is radically different from APA. The in-text citations are superscript numbers and the References appear in order with the superscript numbers. Example paragraph with in-text citations. Note references don't have hanging indents and are in the order cited, not alphabetical order by authors last name.

Clinical trials are critical to advancing oncology care and their success is dependent on enrollment. In the United States, only 2–4% of newly diagnosed adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials.1 Manual screening for patient eligibility is expensive and inefficient.2 Automated systems to increase accrual to clinical trials are needed.

Clinical research informatics tools may improve the efficiency of identifying patients for clinical trials.3–5

REFERENCES

  1. Lara PN Jr., Higdon R, Lim N, et al. Prospective evaluation of cancer clinical trial accrual patterns: identifying potential barriers to enrollment. J Clin Oncol. 2001;19(6):1728–1733.
  2. Penberthy LT, Dahman BA, Petkov VI, DeShazo JP. Effort required in eligibility screening for clinical trials. J Oncol Practice. 2012;8(6):365–370.
  3. Miotto R, Weng C. Case-based reasoning using electronic health records efficiently identifies eligible patients for clinical trials. JAMIA. 2015;22(e1): e141–e150.
  4. Ni Y, Wright J, Perentesis J, et al. Increasing the efficiency of trial-patient matching: automated clinical trial eligibility pre-screening for pediatric oncology patients. BMC Med Inform Dec Mak. 2015;15:28.
  5. Seroussi B, Bouaud J. Using OncoDoc as a computer-based eligibility screening system to improve accrual onto breast cancer clinical trials. Artificial Intel Med. 2003;29(1-2):153–167.

Notice the source superscript 3–5 refers to references 3, 4, and 5. Example taken from: Eubank MH, Hyman DM, Kanakamedala AD, Gardos SM, Wills JM, Stetson PD. Automated eligibility screening and monitoring for genotype-driven precision oncology trials. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. March 2016. http://jamia.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/25/jamia.ocw020.long

Example AMA Paper

Adding AMA Styles to Zotero

AMA that comes with Zotero may not match the version used by our professors. AMA with no URL may be the better style to add to your library.

Turabian that comes with Zotero may not be the version used by our professors. Turabian 8th Edition may be a better starting point.

Additional Info

Additional information on Chicago/Turabian style may be found at the websites below.  Please be aware that websites may refer to Author-Date or In-Text styles that are used by some colleges/departments, but the notes (usually footnotes) and bibliography styles are used in most situations at Southeastern:

Zotero, Turabian, & Word in 3 Minutes

Turabian Documents

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Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

How to Cite Music Sources

The Western Libraries of the University of Western Ontario have provided an excellent guide for citing music sources in essays and bibliographies.

Citing Music Sources 

Citing Government Sources

Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.

Need more help?

Circulation

circ@seu.edu
863.667.5059

Reference

863.667.5089


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Style and Form Manual For Graduate Thesis and Project Preparation at Southeastern University

SEU Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when a writer uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original material without acknowledg­ing its source. Plagiarism includes unattributed use of any source, in any medium, published or unpublished. Work already submitted for a grade in another course may not be resubmitted unless the professor specifically states otherwise.

Examples of Plagiarism

  • Quoting or paraphrasing material without attributing it to its source
  • Copying segments from the work of others without giving proper credit
  • Submitting as original work written entirely by someone else

Plagiarism Video

Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

Some easy steps you can take to make sure you aren't plagiarizing:

  1. When in doubt, cite!
  2. Ask a peer or the Writing Center to proof your paper.
  3. Make sure you are familiar with the citation style for your class.
  4. Don't copy or paraphrase, hide the original and use your own words.
  5. Remember, at SEU, plagiarism is a serious offense. See the Academic Integrity Policy below.

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