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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.
- 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
Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!
Style manuals at the library
The concise APA handbook by
Publication Date: 2020
This book provides this important information that is concise and easy to understand.
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: LB2369 .M52 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
Relied on by generations of writers, the MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association and is the only official, authorized book on MLA style.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition by
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf.
Automatic citation generators are quick and easy ways to create a works cited page. Unfortunately, these tools aren't always correct.
If you choose to use an automatic citation generator, like the ones provided below, ensure the generated citations are correct by checking them against a style manual or guidelines provided by a professor.
Zotero is free, easy-to-use software to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.