Cite My Sources

The citation styles you use in your academic work will vary, most often dependent on the discipline of the individual course. When in doubt about what you should use, ask your instructor. Below you will find information and links to the most common citation styles and guidelines for using these.

APA Style

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association describes the rules used to write papers following APA style. This style is used in psychology, sociology,business, economics, nursing, social work, and criminology. Information about using APA style can be found in the following places:

MLA Style

Modern Language Association documentation guidelines are often used in the humanities fields, including English, comparative literature, literary criticism, and foreign-languages. Information about using MLA style can be found in the following places:

Chicago Style

Chicago style is a documentation style used in history and other humanities fields and utilizes footnotes or endnotes.