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There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
  • APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts
  • CSE style and ACS style are sometimes used by the Sciences

Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!

Citation Style Guides

Creating a Citation Page

You Quote It, You Note It!

Want to learn the basics of avoiding plagiarism and learn why, when, and how to cite? Check out this tutorial! (Flash)

Copyright & Plagiarism

Here are some resources to help you better understand Copyright, Plagiarism, and the correct documentation of resources.