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Citing Sources

Everything about citing sources

MLA Citation Guides

MLA: Modern Language Association [8th edition, 2016 changes]

Consult these print and online style guides for examples of citing sources in the text of your paper and in a work cited list.  

APA Citation Guides

Consult these print and online style guides for examples of citing sources in the text of your paper and in a reference list.  

APA: American Psychological Association [6th edition]

Help on Choosing a Style

There are two standard citation styles used at UHMC - Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA). Some instructors will ask you to use a style different from MLA or APA. If you do not know which style to use or you can choose a style, consider this:

  • Ask your instructor which style s/he prefers for the course.
     
  • 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 for examples of using various citation styles to create in-text citations, bibliographies and reference lists, or use citation software to assist you in tracking sources used and building in-text citations and bibliographies. 
     
  • Ask for paper-writing assistance at The Learning Center. Ask for citation help from a librarian or explore the links on this guide.