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Criminal Justice: Threat Assessment: Citation Information

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Citation Style Guides

Be sure to use the citation style specified by your instructor. APA style is common among the social sciences.

APA Style from Purdue OWL

A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

I highly recommend you use the Purdue OWL Style Guide.  It gives examples and directions for most of the types of citations you will be creating. 

When Do I Cite?

Are you confused about when to cite? This video will help clear up your questions!

Direct link to "When do I cite?" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

Anatomy of a Citation

This video will walk you through what a citation is and the different parts of a citation.

Direct link to "Anatomy of a Citation" on MSU Mediaspace

Video credit: Megan Kudzia

Citation Management Programs

Keep a personal database of books, journal articles, websites, and other resources with a citation management program.  These programs will help you organize and keep track of resources as well as automatically format citations.

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