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.
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.
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.