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ENG170: The English Language - Etymology: Cite & Write

Fall 2018, D. Patey

Citation Help

Chicago Style To get help with Chicago style, visit the SC Libraries' Citation Guides & Style Manuals page.

Citing Sources and Format


  • Remember to cite your source, when either quoting directly or paraphrasing. In other words, cite your source whenever you present an idea that isn't your own.
  • Websites must be cited in your notes/bibliography, too; if you cut and paste - or paraphrase - from a website, cite the webpage.
  • When in doubt, cite your source.
  • Connect to the Libraries' Web page: Citation Guides & Style Manuals
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS):  Procedures for Submitting Manuscripts 

Citing Dictionaries


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Automatic Citation Generators


Zotero ("zoh-TAIR-oh") is a free research tool that allows you to:

  • Collect & organize citations
  • Attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations
  • Cite sources within your paper/thesis
  • Share Zotero libraries (folders)

It's easy to use, and best of all, it's free. Zotero works with Chrome, Firefox and Safari, which allows you to work directly from your web browser.  Learn more at or Smith's Zotero Guide for students.

Chicago Style Examples