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Citing your sources is an important step in the research and writing process. Choose one of the following to get started:
Documentation style depends on your area of study. For instance, the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is often used in the social sciences, whereas the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used in the humanities. Check with your professor to be sure you are using the right style for your papers.
Here's a short overview of citations:
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
Use the left side bar to navigate to the style or other help that you need.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the Modern Language Association's (MLA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar on OWL's page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.
|MLA Style Introduction|
|MLA Overview and Workshop|
|MLA Formatting and Style Guide||MLA Sample Paper|
|General Format||MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources|
|MLA Formatting and Style Guide||MLA Additional Resources|
|MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics||MLA Abbreviations|
|MLA Formatting Quotations||MLA Sample Works Cited Page|
|MLA Endnotes and Footnotes||MLA Tables, Figures, and Examples|
|MLA Works Cited Page: Basic Format||MLA PowerPoint Presentation|
|MLA Works Cited Page: Books||MLA FAQs|
|MLA Works Cited Page: Periodicals||MLA Classroom Poster|
|MLA Works Cited: Electronic Resources||MLA 8th Edition Changes|
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) site is a fairly comprehensive resource for the American Psychological Association (APA) style and formatting rules.
Use the left side bar of the OWL page to navigate to the style or other help that you need.
|APA Style Introduction|
|APA Overview and Workshop|
|APA Formatting and Style Guide|
|General Format||APA Stylistics: Avoiding Bias|
|In-Text Citations: The Basics||APA Stylistics: The Basics|
|In-Text Citations: Author/Authors||APA Headings and Seriation|
|Footnotes and Endnotes||APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation|
|Reference List: Basic Rules||APA Sample Paper|
|Reference List: Author/Authors||APA Tables and Figures 1|
|Reference List: Articles in Periodicals||APA Tables and Figures 2|
|Reference List: Books||APA Abbreviations|
|Reference List: Other Print Sources||Statistics in APA|
|Reference List: Electronic Sources||APA Classroom Poster|
|Reference List: Other Non-Print Sources||APA Changes 6th Edition|
|Additional Resources||General APA FAQs|
|Types of APA Papers|
Academic Search Complete (along with Business Source Complete, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and other EBSCO databases) will create a citation for you! Look for the "Cite" button to view citations in all the major citation formats.