MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically. This guide incorporates the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly.
If you use a citation generator from a database or website, doublecheck, using this guide, to be sure the generator has used the current rules.
There are many standard methods—or styles—for composing citations. These citation styles dictate the order of the information in the citation, as well as punctuation and other formatting. Citation style is often related to your field of study, but always verify with your instructor which style to use.
MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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