Citing Your Sources
Commonly Used Writing Style Guides
There are a number of different styles or formats for citations.
Which style you use depends upon the subject discipline in which
you are working. If you are uncertain about which style to use,
ask your instructo
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style is often used by students in the
humanities -- English, history, writing, speech, etc.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA (American Psychological Association) style is often used by students
in the social sciences -- psychology, sociology, business, nursing, etc.
The APA and MLA style guide books, with examples, are available at the Reference Desk
in the Library. Online handouts for these two styles of citation are available under
Library Tutorial on the Quick Links section of the library website.
Each style for citing sources includes the same basic parts of a citation, but may organize
them  differently.  The link below will take you to "Researching With Style"; prepared by a
Miami Dade College faculty member for students to use as a guide for research.
The website below is an excellent source of guidance for writing a term paper.  
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Thanks to Professor Greg Ballinger for permission to use "Researching With Style".