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Cite Sources

How to cite sources using different styles.

Getting Started With Citations

What is a Citation Style Guide?

It's a handbook that describes the accepted format for citing the resources and references you used in your research papers, theses, articles, etc. 

Don't know which citation style to use?

Your professor will often tell you the style that is preferred for the course, if not, try the following:

  • Use APA for papers in psychology, education, and the other social sciences.
  • Use MLA for papers in literature, arts, and humanities.
  • Use Chicago for books, magazines, newspapers, etc. 
  • Turabian is designed for college students to use with all subjects.


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