Citation style guides are directions and examples for formatting your paper and its bibliography.
A bibliography is the list of resources that you used in a paper. A bibliography is also referred to as "works cited" or "references"
Citation builders are online tools that automatically format your resources in a specific style. Remember that robots sometimes make mistakes, so it's a good idea to verify your citation formats in a citation manual or guide.
Citation manuals are official citation style guides and are available for in-library use at the MHCC Library Reference Desk.
What Citation Style Do I Need to Use?
Ask your instructor which citation style you should use. There are several different citation styles, including:
- APA for social sciences
- MLA for humanities
- CSE for sciences
- Chicago or AP for publishing