More feedback on citation guides

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You Said…

“The lack of examples for citations on the library website is very frustrating. Also I have lost marks for my grade because I followed what was on the website. My teacher said there were supposed to be hanging indents but as your example didn’t show them, I didn’t use them. I don’t think this is very good for us first year students who are unfamiliar with the proper ways to cite things.”

We Said…

Based on student and faculty feedback, we have continued to make improvements to our citation guides. We have solved the technical difficulties, and you will be pleased to know that the examples now show the proper formatting (i.e. hanging indent and double spacing).

We must stress, however, that our tools are to be used only as a first step; you should always check the citation manual (we have copies of the manuals for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles at our library desk) and/or with your instructor. The manual is the authority, but some instructors use modified formats of their preferred citation styles; since they are the ones marking your paper, they have the final say.

If you have any questions about research or citation, please contact the library by phone, email, chat, SMS text, or in person.

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