Citation Style Guides
Citation styles are formatting rules for citing other authors' work within your paper and in a bibliography at the end of your paper. For an introduction to citations, try this Understanding Citations Tutorial from U Texas, or this Why You Need to Cite Sources tutorial from Western Oregon U.
Ask your instructor which citation style you should use. There are several different citation styles, including: APA for social sciences; MLA for humanities; CSE for sciences; and Chicago or AP for publishing.
APA (American Psychological Association) Style:
MLA (Modern Languages Association) Style:
CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style:
AP (Associated Press) Style:
Citation style guides are directions and examples for formatting your paper and its bibliography. Citation builders are online tools that automatically format your resources in a specific style. Remember that robots sometimes make mistakes, so it's a good idea to verify your citation formats in a citation manual or guide. Citation manuals are available for in-library use at the MHCC Library reference desk.
If you have a specific question that isn't addressed here, contact your instructor. You can also ask a librarian or arrange to meet with a tutor.