We cite sources to acknowledge the work of others, as well as to avoid academic dishonesty, or plagiarism. There are various formats for citing sources and your instructior will tell you which to follow.
Presents two basic documentation systems, the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The humanities style is preferred by many in literature, history, and the arts. From the Publisher's website.
Created by Ohio State University this guide is based on Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 7th ed. 2007. Examples are shown for books, articles, and online resources.