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Citation Style Guides: Citation Style Guides

Use this guide to help find examples and websites for common citation styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE, and AP styles.

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What's a Citation Style?

Citation styles are formatting rules for citing other authors' work within your paper and in a bibliography at the end of your paper.

For an introduction to citations, try these video links below. (Note about accessibility:  Users must mouse-click into the player before it can work with screen readers and keyboard controls.)

Citation Vocabulary

Citation style guides are directions and examples for formatting your paper and its bibliography. 

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 the most widely used styles below. Click the tabs above or the links below for more resources to help you with these specific citation styles.

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Citation Builders

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. 

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