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Citing Sources

Ask for Help!

If you need help or do not understand how to complete your assignment correctly, there are many resources available to you.

    • Discuss any concerns with your faculty member. Remember, your instructor wants to see you succeed! If you have questions or concerns about your assignment's guidelines, discuss it with them early. Maintaining good communication with your instructors throughout the semester can be one of your best resources!

    • Visit the Center for Academic Enhancement (CAE). The Center for Academic Enhancement provides free peer and professional tutoring, writing help such as proofreading and editing, and even helpful workshops and advice in areas such as time management and study skills. Never let the scope of an assignment overwhelm or panic you. Let the CAE help you instead!

  • Ask a librarian for research assistance. If you are not sure where to begin (or even if you think it might be too late!), the reference librarians can help you find appropriate resources for your assignment, help evaluate the resources you already have, and show you how to properly cite sources in your paper. Email us or visit us at the reference desk during any open library hours.

See our Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism for more ideas.

Helpful Resources

Center for Academic Enhancement
Northeast Philadelphia Campus: Library Building, 2nd Floor
Tel: 215-637-7700, ext. 3326
Holy Family—Woodhaven: Seminar Room

Holy Family University Library
Northeast Library: 267-341-3316
Newtown LRC: 267-341-4010

Many of our databases include functions that provide the basis of a properly-formatted citation, as does Google Scholar. Microsoft Word also includes powerful citation formatting features. You can find out more about them at this link.

    The OWL at Purdue (Purdue University)

    Understanding Citations Tutorial (University of Texas at Austin)

    Used by permission of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

    How to Recognize Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrasing (Indiana University)

    Plagiarism FAQ's (

    The Basics of APA Style

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