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Citing Sources

The following citation manuals and style guides provide the guidelines for formatting your paper and citing your resources.

Why Do We Cite?

Using the ideas or words of another person without crediting the source is plagiarism, which is a violation of Bentley University's Academic Integrity Policy.

Whether you are writing a paper, compiling a business plan or creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is vital that you properly cite the information that you have used. Information from books, periodicals, online databases, websites, etc. should be cited according to the guidelines of your discipline (usually MLA or APA) or those of your professor.

Learning how to keep your own ideas separate from the ideas of others is an important skill to develop. When you start working in the business world, you don't want to violate copyright. Here is a video from the Copyright Clearance Center about the Basics of Copyright.

Citation Tools

EndNote is a bibliographic management tool that you can use to:

  • Import/export citations
  • Create bibliographies
  • Format research papers using your desired citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

Please view the EndNote Library Research Guide for product information and instructions for downloading a copy.

Bentley Writing Centers

Check out these on-campus resources!

Online Citation Guides

We recommend the following online style guide web sites: ‚Äč

For more information about all the types of citation styles please consult citation manuals in the box below.

Citation Manuals

For in-depth information and guidelines for formatting your paper and citing your resources, including sample papers, consult the resources below.