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Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Resources for dentistry courses.

Top Citation Styles

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition)

ALA is most often used in the disciplines of education, nursing, and social sciences.

Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition)

Chicago Style is most often used in the disciplines of history and religion.

MLA Handbook (8th Edition)

MLA is most often used in the disciplines of english, music, philosophy.

UMKC Writing Studio

When and What Do I Cite?

Cite anything you write or create that uses or refers to the ideas of another person, including:

  • direct quotations
  • paraphrasing of passages
  • indebtedness to another person for an idea
  • use of another student's work
  • use of your own previous work

You do not need to cite information that is common knowledge.

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