Citation Styles

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There are several ways to cite your sources. Those different ways are called citation styles.

  • Each style has its own rules regarding what you should include in a citation and how to format it.
  • The most common styles are MLA, APA and Chicago.
  • Which style you should use depends on various factors such as the subject area of your course or your teacher’s preference.
  • Be sure to check your assignment for the correct style before you start formatting your paper and citing your sources.