Choose the appropriate citation style from this page. For additional information on in-text citing, see the guides to the right.
If what you need is not on these pages, go to the Reference Desk and ask for the MLA Handbook or the APA Publication Manual or other style manuals that might be preferred by your professor.
√ To acknowledge that others have influenced your work
√ Citing a work indicates that you have read the cited work
√ To support key ideas and arguments in your work
√ To place your work in the context of the field of study
√ To avoid accusations of plagiarism
Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used primarily in the humanities. The MLA Handbook can be found at the Reference Desk in the library and web resources with this information are listed below:
APA Style is used primarily in the social sciences. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) can be found at the Reference Desk in the library. In the Publication Manual, you will find useful tips on how to correctly format your paper and cite information. Most of this information can also be found in the online resources listed below: