Learn about: Why and how to cite sources, plagiarism, citation style guides, and citation generators.
Below is an example of an in-text citation and it's associated bibliography at the end of the article.
We'll use this article as an example.
There are many different ways to cite sources using different citation styles.
Several standards have been created by different academic fields and publishers for documenting sources; MLA, APA, Chicago.
Check with your instructor if you are unsure which citation style is appropriate for your research paper.
Citation style guides provide the correct format to use for creating your Bibliography or List of Works Cited. Additional information pertaining to every aspect of the research process is also discussed at length.
No matter which citation style you select, the basic bibliographic citation information required is the same. Be sure to collect this information as your research progresses.
See the Citation Styles Guides & Tools page for links to books and websites that will teach you how to cite both online and print sources using APA, MLA, and other citation styles.