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MCOM 4213 Mass Communication Law & Ethics

Legal & ethical issues likely to confront media professionals.

Copyright & Citing

Cite Your Sources

Learn about journalistic style, giving credit to your sources, and copyright law with the resources on this page.

Keep in mind that the style guide of the Associated Press does not include a specific system for citing your sources. This research guide uses MLA style, but talk to your professor about how to cite sources in your academic papers.

AP Style

This style from the Associated Press is standard in journalism.

AP style focuses on usage and does not include a specific system for citing sources. For your academic papers, ask your professors what citation style to use.

Find the stylebook at the library or explore the linked websites to learn how to use this style.

Style Guide

Citation Websites

Quick Links

Find Numbers and Identifiers

Legal and Government Publications

Infographic explaining that all information from another source must be cited.

Fig. 1. Michele Kirschenbaum. “Am I Plagiarizing?: An Advanced Infographic.” EasyBib Blog, , Accessed .