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Citing Sources: Choosing a Citation Style

Everything about citing sources

Help on Choosing a Style

There are two standard citation styles used at UHMC - Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA). Sometimes you are in the situation when you need to pick a style. If you do not know which style to use or you can choose a style, consider this:

  • Ask your instructors which style they prefer for the class.
  • Use a standard style, such as MLA or APA, and be consistent with it throughout your paper. MLA is usually used for English and humanities classes and APA is usually used for social sciences, science and business classes on this campus. 
  • Consult a style guide from the Books and General Reference menu item for examples of using various citation styles to create in-text citations, bibliographies and reference lists. 
  • Ask for paper-writing assistance at The Learning Center


Books and General Resources

Best MLA Online General Resources:

Best APA Online General Resources: