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Writing & Citing: Styles

Welcome to the Writing and Citing Guide! Here, you'll find resources for enhancing your writing and correctly formatting your citations.

Why cite?

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We cite to acknowledge the words, ideas, and/or research we've quoted or paraphrased from other authors. 

Which citation style should I use?

There are so many citation styles, how do you decide which one to use? There are two ways. First, ask your professor which style s/he prefers. If your professor has no preference, employ the second method: decide by discipline. 
  • APA: Psychology, education, and the social sciences. 
  • MLA: Humanities, arts, and literature. 
  • AMA: Biological sciences, medical sciences, and health sciences. 
  • Turabian: Multidisciplinary, designed for use by college students. 
  • Chicago: For "real-world" subject matter appearing in non-scholarly publications, e.g., magazines, newspapers, popular books, etc. 
For more information on these styles, click the linked text or the dropdown menu above. 
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