There are numerous style guides each developed for use by specific subject specialties and disciplines. The three major citation styles are:
If you are not sure which citation style you should be using, be sure to ASK YOUR PROFESSOR!
This LibGuide will provide a general overview of how to use each style. However, for detailed information you should refer to the official publication manuals either in print or online.
REGARDLESS OF THE STYLE YOU ARE USING, BE SURE THAT YOU USE IT CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT YOUR PAPER.
DO NOT MIX CITATION STYLES!
These tutorials are provided to familiarize you with the basic elements of setting up papers using various citation formats.
Information on these styles can be found in print manuals in the Reference Department (see Call Numbers below) or online.