GIST 698: Global & International Studies Capstone Seminar: Cite Sources

Basic research guide to introduce students to the theory and practice of global and international studies.


Citing Sources, Using Style Guides, & Building Bibliographies

Citation of sources is an essential element of research and scholarly communication.  Citation enables other researchers to examine your sources and follow your argument.  Style guides provide standards that help researcher identify and codify different types of sources.  Although there are many citation and style guides, this LibGuide facilitates access to the three most ubiquitous guides used among the academic community in the United States.   

Chicago Manual of Style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

APA Publication Manual (citation style guide)

What is a Literature Review?

literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Olin Library Reference,Research & Learning Services, Cornell University Library,Ithaca, NY, USA)

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

Citation Generators & Writing Help

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