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.
- Sam Houston University Library-APA Handouts(Printer-Friendly Website)
- Long Island University (Color-Coded Citation Examples)
- American Psychological Association tutorial: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
- Purdue University Libraries
- APA Citation Guide from Mendeley
MLA (Modern Language Association of America):
commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
- Sam Houston University Library-MLA Handouts (Printer-Friendly Website)
- Long Island University Library (Color-Coded Citation Examples) https://liu.cwp.libguides.com/mlastyle
- Northwest Missouri State University Library
AMA (American Medical Association):
scholarly writing about medicine or health-related topics, or about other subjects in the sciences.
- Samford University (Printer-Friendly Website) http://samford.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=10306216
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Color-Coded Citation Examples)
Chicago (University of Chicago):
commonly used in history and other humanities fields.
- Towson University/Albert S. Cook Library
- Northwest Missouri State University http://libguides.nwmissouri.edu/turabian/home
- Landmark’s Son of Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/index2.php