This guide is designed to provide you with assistance in citing sources when writing an academic paper. There are several different styles which format information differently. The citation style generally depends on the academic discipline involved.

Why cite?

  • To let readers know where you got the information used in your writing.
  • To give credit to others have influenced your work.
  • To support key ideas and arguments in your work.
  • To avoid plagiarism.

For specific information on frequently used styles such as APA, MLA or Chicago, select a style from the blue box to the left.

  Citation Style Manuals at Falvey