Writers and researchers use several different styles to cite information sources. The guides below show you how to use two of the more common styles. Style guides are updated frequently. These are rough guides only:
- APA Style Guide American Psychological Association (slides introduction to tools)
- MLA Style Guide (alternate for in-text citations) Modern Languages Association
Why Cite Your Sources?
To avoid plagiarism (taking credit for other people’s ideas or work), you must give written credit for sources of information you use for your work, whether from print or online sources. This includes text, graphics, works of art, compositions, symbols, sayings, cartoons, excerpts, and quotations.
Understanding Copyright Laws:
Citation Guides by Style:
When you use Creative Commons images, sounds, videos or any other content it is important that you give credit to the person who created that content.
Online Citation and Reference List Creation Tools:
More detailed guides are available from: