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 instructor.

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

Some Commonly Used Writing Style Guides:


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)


MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

See Citation Machine to receive online help creating your citation. There are several other writing style guides. See your librarian for assistance creating your citations.