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Philosophy: Citing Sources

How to Cite

If you're being asked to cite something by an instructor in philosophy, they're likely asking you to use MLA style. Hover over the "Citing Sources" tab to see a detailed page just for MLA style.

See the other boxes on this page for help generating citations in databases and managing citations.

Citing Through Databases

Many databases will generate a citation for you in the style of your choosing. They're not always perfect, but they provide a helpful start. Be on the look out for the feature when you're on a database!

Research & Citation Managers

Part of researching is having a strategy on how to manage all these resources/citations you've found. You can use a citation management tool like Zotero to organize citations to sources, collect digital files such as full-text PDFs, and cite sources automatically when writing papers.