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Useful information about citation formats for research papers
Use this guide to help you find information about citing sources in your research papers
MLA (Modern Language Association) citation guide. Shows how to cite and format a paper in MLA style. Hosted at Purdue University. MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
APA (American Psychological Association) citation guide. Shows how to cite and format a paper in APA style. Hosted at Purdue University. APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
Basic guide to Chicago Manual of Style citation format, hosted by University of Chicago Press.The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.
Citation Guide Books
There are several print versions of citation style guides available at the library in the Reference Section.
Two of the most commonly used ones are:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (for MLA citations)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association ( for APA citations)