Welcome to the Citation Styles Guide! Use tabs above for more information on the specific style your instructor has requested.
• MLA Citation Guide: English, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Art
• APA Citation Guide: Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Business
• Chicago Citation Guide: History, Law, Social Science
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Citation management tools can help you create citations in various formats. Click on the link below for more information about the citation management tool available through the library.
Citation formats are rules and guidelines that make writing styles uniform within a specific work or publication. They cover the following:
There are many citation formats. Some of the more commonly used ones are MLA format, APA format and Chicago format.
There are several reasons why you would want to cite your sources:
Plagiarism is giving the impression that you wrote or thought something that you borrowed from someone else.
How Can You Avoid Plagiarism? Cite your sources using a citation format.
Material is probably common knowledge if:
From: The Online Writing Lab. Purdue University
How do you know which format to use? Your instructor will let you know the required format for your class and assignments.