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Citation Style Pathfinder  

Learn how to cite sources in APA, Chicago, MLA and other styles accurately!
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Cite the sources in your paper accurately! Find the citation style guide you need in this pathfinder.

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What Style Should I Use?

APA Style-used in education, psychology and social sciences

Chicago Style-used in business, history, the humanities and social sciences

MLA Style-used in English, foreign languages, literature and the humanities

When in doubt, ask your professor what style they prefer!


Why Cite Sources?

  • Citations demonstrate the authenticity and originality of your work.
  • Citations illustrate your research process.
  • Citations allow your reader to identify and locate additional resources on your topic.
  • Citations acknowledge the authors and researchers you relied on to develop your paper's argument.

For more information, see "When and Why to Cite Sources" at the University Libraries of the University at Albany, SUNY


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