Citing Your Sources

There are a number of different styles or formats for citations. Which style you use depends upon the subject discipline you are working in.

Each style includes the same basic parts of a citation, but may organize them slightly differently.

Some Commonly Used Citation Styles & Guides:

APA Style

Disciplines: psychology, education, business, social work, and the social sciences

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition)

MLA Style

Disciplines: art, literature, and the humanities

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th Edition)

Chicago Style

Disciplines: history and the humanities

The Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition)

A Writer's Reference

by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers (7th Edition)

An easy guide to the APA, MLA, and Chicago styles

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