Citing your sources is important for giving credit to the work of others and avoiding plaigarism.
In the world of academia (and beyond), proper attribution of sources also demonstrates how you are engaging and adding to the existing body of knowledge. By citing your sources, you are entering into the scholarly conversation.
Questions or concerns about citations? Please contact your course librarian, or the Pomona Writing Center.
There are many different "styles" you may choose from when citing sources. Your professor will probably tell you which "style" is preferred for your class. MLA (Modern Language Association), Chicago, and APA (American Psychological Association) are the three which are used most often by students at The Claremont Colleges.
The following quick guides for citing your sources are from Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online.
If you need to cite legal documents or government publications, or just understand the citations you find, the following guides will help.
Recent editions of style manuals, which include more detailed information and examples, are available at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library.
If you need help on your research project, talk to your professor, stop by the Services Desk at Honnold/Mudd Library, make an appointment to talk with a Reference Librarian, or talk with someone in the Writing Center on your campus.