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FAQ: How do I cite a source using a specific style?

Short, simple how-to and demos of frequently asked questions about using the Libraries and information resources

Citing a source

Citations are a means of giving credit where credit is due. Different subject disciplines call for citation information to be written in very specific formatting.

1. From the UW Libraries homepage, under 'Start Your Research,' click Citation Guides & Management.


2. Select the citation style of your choice.

Citation Styles Guide

Tip: Don't see the style you want? Click "Other Citation Styles" for more options.


Alternatively, if your search provided an item you want to cite, you can click on the quotations icon or the more options icon.

screenshot of how to access citation help during a search

Clicking on the quotations or more options icon will provide a more detailed display and provide access to several citation management style choices. You can copy your selection from the on screen clipboard. 

screenshot of citation help from search


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UW Citation Management Help

Additional Citation Resources