Citing Your Sources

There are a number of different styles or formats for citations. Which style you use depends upon the subject discipline you are working in. If you are uncertain about which style to use, ask your professor.

Each style includes the same basic parts of a citation, but may organize them slightly differently.

Some Commonly Used Writing Style Guides:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style, is often used by students in languages and English.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association The APA (American Psychological Association) style is often used by students in the social sciences.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
This commonly-used style by Kate Turabian is a student version
of a longer guide, The Chicago Manual of Style.
Tutorials are available on the Library Home Page as well as the APA and MLA Handouts. Style guides are also available at the Reference Desk in the NCC Libraries.