How To Cite Your Sources

Three formats commonly used for citing research sources are the MLA, APA and Chicago Styles. Each style does the same thing-records information so another person could find your sources-but the formats are slightly different. Use the style required by your professor.

MLA Style (Modern Language Association)
MLA Style Guide
APA Style (American Psychological Association)
APA Style Guide
Chicago Style
Chicago Style Guide

Need more details? Check the library for the latest edition of the:

  • MLA Style Manual (LB2369.M53)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (LB 2369 .P83)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style (LB 2369 .C35)
  • [Turabian] A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations (LB 2369 .T8)