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4b. Usually an instructor will guide you toward a particular citation style to use in your project. The three most common choices are MLA, APA, and Chicago. Although each style has differences, they work toward the same goal: giving credit to an author for their original work and ideas.
- You will want to pay attention to citing your resources within your project and generating a bibliography for the end of your project. For in-text citations, please look at the examples and links below.
- Earlier in the research process, you may have used your RefWorks account. You may now use your citations to help you generate a bibliography. Please note, RefWorks gathers its data for bibliographies from the original database you used, and if the information was entered incorrectly then, it will still be incorrect in RefWorks. Always double-check your bibliographies against a handbook to check for accuracy.
Online Citation Resources
For help with your citations over the phone or in person, please consider giving the Academic Resource Center (ARC) a call. You may book an appointment by visiting their website. Feel free to contact the library, too!
The library has a separate guide just for helping you find handy links to citation information. Please give it a try.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by
Call Number: REF LB 2369 .M53 G68 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
The MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style. Widely adopted in high schools, colleges, and publishing houses, the MLA Handbook treats every aspect of research writing, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: REF LB 2369 .P835 2010
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines.
These print versions of popular citation guides are always available from the library's reference collection.
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Call Number: REF LB 2369 .C453 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.