A style guide (or manual of style) is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents. Style guides also provide instruction in how to properly cite a source. Below are style guides available in the Kenison Library.
It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:
Citing a source means that you show, within the body of your text, that you took words, ideas, figures, images, etc. from another place.
Citations are a short way to uniquely identify a published work (e.g. book, article, chapter, web site). They are found in bibliographies and reference lists and are also collected in article and book databases.
Citations consist of standard elements, and contain all the information necessary to identify and track down publications, including:
MIT Libraries https://libguides.mit.edu/citing
Creating a Bibliography in Google Docs
Footnoting in Google Docs