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Get ready to cite your sources as you do your research.  That means noting the citation information for sources as you select them.  Adopt a bibliographic style and use it to give credit whenever you use someone else's words or ideas in your writing.  The most common bibliographic styles used at WCJC for documenting sources of information are:

APA (American Psychological Association):

commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. 

MLA (Modern Language Association of America):

commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. 

AMA (American Medical Association):

scholarly writing about medicine or health-related topics, or about other subjects in the sciences. 

Chicago (University of Chicago):

commonly used in history and other humanities fields. 

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