Citation Styles


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the Research and Citation section of the Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab. It has APA and MLA style guides available.


Luckily, there are many citation style guides available to help you avoid plagiarism and make proper citations. You will know what style guide to choose based on what your professor tells you.

The style guides you hear about most often are MLA, APA and Chicago, but the Sciences are more diverse in their style guides. Practically every field has its own style. Sometimes, even the journals have their own styles.

For more information about citation styles and managers, see our Citing Sources Research Guide.