A variety of styles are available for creating references to cited literature, both in-text references and full citations in the bibliography or list of references at the end of a paper.

Select the style that matches the general discipline:

  • APA -- social sciences, psychology
  • MLA -- humanities, arts
  • Chicago/Turabian -- multidisciplinary
  • Other Styles (ACS, CSE) -- sciences, technology


Remember, any time you use an author's ideas, you will need to cite the source to give them credit. Not sure when to cite? This short guide will help.