Answered By: Margaret McGuire
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021     Views: 17

There are three main citation styles that your professors may want you to be familiar with: MLA, APA, and Chicago. Your professor will tell you which citation to use for your specific assignment. 

MLA (Modern Language Association) is commonly used for English and Literature subjects.

APA (American Psychology Association) is often used for scientific publications, like medical or biological subjects.

Chicago Style is often used for historical or legal subjects.

Collier Library has copies of each manual listed above at the Help Desk, as part of our Course Reserve material. If you would like an online resource, we recommend you consult the Purdue Owl Writing Lab, which has excellent guidelines for a variety of citing styles available for free. Links below for access.

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