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ENG 102: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers: Citations

This guide was specifically created for Prof. Marne Benson's Fall 2011 ENG 102 class studying Zeitoun by Dave Eggers


There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:

Introduction to Citation

Remember to cite when:

  • quoting
  • paraphrasing
  • summarizing
  • borrowing an image

You do NOT have to cite when it is:

  • common knowledge
  • original thought

The 3 most common citation styles are APA, Chicago, and MLA.  Please see the blue boxes below for information on their respective style manuals.  Further down this page are other helpful resources, including citation tools.

ACS Style Guide

CSE Manual

APA Style Manual

Chicago Style Manual

MLA Style Manual

Helpful Resources for Citations

There are many Web sites out there that assist students with learning APA and MLA style:

Useful Citation Tools


As you gather your sources, compile your References section. Complete this section before you begin writing your paper! Why?

  • This will ensure that you have copied down all the necessary citation components of your book, article, Web site, etc.
  • It will make your life much easier when you need to do in-text citations since authors and dates are already neatly organized on your reference page.
  • It decreases the chance that you'll include an in-text citation for a source, but then forget to include it within the reference section.

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