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This subject guide is intended for those looking for reliable medical information for their own personal research, not necessarily for scholarly and academic medical research.

Why Cite?

Using someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit is called plagiarism. Avoid plagiarism by learning to correctly cite your sources any time you borrow from someone else. The Student Code Of Conduct outlines how plagiarism is defined at WT.

What is Style?

Writing styles are sets of standards for:

  • How to format a paper: font, margins, structure
  • How to structure citations, both within the text and for the list of sources at the end of the paper
  • The way a paper will be written: grammar, word usage, etc.
  • What counts as evidence in a discipline

Ask your professor what style you should be using! Use the resources bellow for more information.

APA Style

APA Style is used primarily in the social and behavioral sciences, such as Psychology, Sociology, and similar disciplines.

Use the following links from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to format your:

  1. APA Paper
  2. Reference List
  3. APA In-text Citations

Additionally, the library has a print copy of the APA manual. See below for further information on finding a copy:

If you're not sure about how to cite sources, contact the writing center or

 

 

MLA Style

MLA Style is used primarily in the Modern Language, English, and similar disciplines.

Use the following links from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) to format your:

  1. MLA Paper
  2. Works Cited
  3. MLA In-text Citations

Additionally, the library has a print copy of the MLA manual. See below for further information on finding a copy:

If you need help, contact the writing center or

 

 

Chicago/Turabian Style

Chicago Style and Turabian and are essentially the same, though there are a few small differences in Turabian.


Chicago Style

There are two forms of Chicago Style, find out which format you need to follow:

Notes-Bibliography Author-Date
Creating Notes Creating an In-text Citation
Forming a Bibliography Forming a Reference List
Note Example Author Example

WTAMU faculty, staff, and students have access to the full manual online.

The Manual is also available in print at the library:


Turabian

For those needing Turabian, you can consult the Turabian Quick Guide provided by the University of Chicago Press or consult the following manual at the library:


If you need help, contact the writing center or