This guide covers American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and Chicago Styles. There is also a section on citing indigenous knowledge keepers. If there is a citation style you would like us to add, please contact the guide creator.
Why Do We Cite?
This guide shares some resources to help you cite references and create bibliographies. It also covers how to organize and manage all of the citations you find along the research process.
Citing your sources(using quotes around others' words and giving credit where it is due) and paraphrasing(summarizing another author's ideas using your own words) are important skills in academic writing.
Any time you would like to advance your own argument, your ability to cite data and reputable sources will only strengthen your message. And, importantly, the skills of citing and paraphrasing will help you to avoid plagiarism(using someone else's work and passing if off as your own).
Resources on How to Cite
Recommended top sites how to cite your sources in different styles: