Plagiarism and Citation Styles

Citation Styles

Unfortunately, there is no universally agreed-upon "style" for documenting the use of sources in research -- no single method for formatting footnotes, bibliographies, endnotes, in-text citations, etc.

The W&L University Library provides help with over a dozen specialized citation styles, listed in the column of the left side of this page.

Please note that most of these resources are online, but some of the most important volumes still are available only in printed form.


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