Welcome to the UMA Libraries Citation Guide!
Here you will learn the how and why of citation styles - from MLA format, to APA format, and in between. Use the tabbed pages above and the links on each page to find the citation help that best suits your needs. Read below for a general overview of citations and some basic tips.
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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: