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Citation Help

When you use the words, ideas, or creations of someone else, cite them. To make it easier to keep track of your sources, try a citation tool like Zotero. Not sure how to properly format your citations? Citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago) give you detailed guidelines. The citation style you use will depend on the discipline, journal, or course for which you are writing. 

citation guide

 

Which Citation Style Should I Use?

  • A style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field.
  • A style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents.
  • Your professor will tell you which citation style to use for your paper or thesis. If not, the following list provides a general guide:
  • How are citation styles different? See a comparison of APA, MLA, and Chicago style from Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab).