MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically. For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:
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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.
NOTE: You can get help citing with other styles, too, like Chicago and AMA.
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