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Citation Guide: Start Here

A guide to MLA, APA, and Chicago style citation and formatting, with examples and links to frequently used resources.

Welcome

You can use this guide to:

  • Learn what types of information need to be cited
  • Learn what constitutes plagiarism and the misuse of sources
  • Find information on how to use MLA, APA, and Chicago styles
  • View examples of works cited entries
  • Learn about citation tools and software
  • Ask for reference help

Different academic disciplines require different citation styles. Be aware of your instructor's preferences. Take advantage of online citation guides and tools, but make sure they reflect current editions and practices.

Guide Contents

Different academic disciplines require different citation styles. Be aware of your instructor's preferences. Take advantage of online citation guides and tools, but make sure they reflect current editions and practices.

General Information