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Citing Information

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Citing Information

There are a number of ways to cite information sources, but there are two styles that are most used in academics: APA and MLA.

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APA Style refers to the citation format established by the American Psychological Association. APA is the format preferred by most of the disciplines in the social sciences.

MLA Style refers to the citation format established by the Modern Language Association. MLA is the format preferred by most of the disciplines in the humanities.

However, wading through the manual trying to find how to cite an article can be tedious.  The CPCC Library has chosen some citation websites that tell you exactly what you need to know.  You can find these links from our homepage: 

 

Library Resources How to Write and Cite

Any one of these online resources can help with citing your research, especially the 2nd entry from Duke University Library which compares the four main styles.

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