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i-CONNECT: Step 5: Cite Your Sources: MLA, APA or Chicago?

WHICH ONE?

citation words

Hint: ask you instructor!

MLA

MLA HandbookMLA style, developed by the Modern Language Association, is used for English, foreign languages and general topics. MLA requires parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or works cited list at the end of the paper.

View our concise MLA Style handout (PDF) and the guide to citing in-text (PDF).

MLA Style

MLA - In Text

APA

APA Style ManualAPA style, developed by the American Psychological Association, is used for hard sciences and social sciences, including education. APA uses parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or works cited list at the end of the paper.

View our concise APA Style handout (PDF) and the guide to citing in-text (PDF).

APA Style 

Chicago

Chicago Style HandbookChicago style is sometimes used for history and the humanities. Chicago style uses superscript numbers within the text to refer readers to corresponding footnotes at the end of the page. A bibliography is generally required as well.

View our concise Chicago Style handout (PDF) and the guide to footnotes (PDF).

Chicago Style Chicago Style - Footnotes
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