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Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Library: Cite your sources

This guide is designed to provide an overview of the culinary resources available through the Lewis Library and the NFCI Library. Resources include books, DVDs, web sources, and databases.

Citation Rules Help

NFCI Info on Rules For Writers

There is 1 copy of the 7th edition of Rules for Writers at the NFCI Library.

The 7th edition DOES NOT have the 2018 MLA update, but it is fine for English grammar rules and for guidance with prewriting, organizing, and developing essays

The NFCI Library falls into good writing and research!!

Database Citation Help

  • Many online periodical indexes show you exactly how to cite the sources you find. Look for a link that says something like "citation tools," or "cite this article."  Click on that link, and you will see the citation in various formats. Here is an example of a citation in MLA format created in the Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts database. Note: you are ultimately responsible for making sure your citations are correct.

Hartman, Lauren R. "A look back at baking: we're celebrating our magazine's centennial anniversary by

taking a look back at the bygone days of the baking and snack food industries and their

progress through the years. Here's a retrospective look at the baking industry." Snack Food

& Wholesale Bakery, Apr. 2012, p. 12+. Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts,

Accessed 17 Sept. 2019.



Common Citation Styles

MLA style is the citation style established by the Modern Language Association of America, and is commonly used for research in the humanities, including English, modern languages, literary criticism, and media and cultural studies.

Explore the whole website, but most helpful are:

  • Works Cited: A Quick Guide
  • Using MLA Format
  • Formatting a Research Paper
  • Practice Template 

Created by the American Psychological Association, APA Style is most commonly used to format and cite research papers in the social sciences.

APA uses a system of in-text citations and a list of references at the end of the paper in order to give credit to the sources throughout the paper.

These citations and list of references heavily focus on presenting the author(s)' last name with initialized first name AND the date of the publication of the source used.

Chicago Style is mostly used by those composing research papers and works in literature, history, and the arts.

Chicago style consists of two different documentation systems: the notes and bibliography system and the author-date system. Notes and bibliography is most often used in the humanities and features detailed bibliographic information in footnote or endnote citations, while the author-date system is more commonly used in the sciences and uses brief parenthetical citations.

Organize Your Citations

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