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Citation Guide

How and when to cite sources.

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Steve Henry


There are lots of citation styles. The ones you will run into most frequently are:

  • MLA (humanities)
  • Chicago/Turabian (humanities, in particular music)
  • Bluebook (law) 
  • APA (social sciences)
  • ACS (hard sciences)

It's important you learn more about your required research citation style. Many of them will have different margin requirements, title page requirements, and general format issues as well as distinct citation styles. Below are some links to helpful guides elsewhere on the Internet: