Give Credit Where It’s Due
When you write academic papers, you must use a consistent, professional style both for formatting and for citing your sources.
This guide presents common styles and offers important resources. See the subsequent pages for more information.
Formatting & Citation Styles
Styles and formats vary from one discipline to another.
For most courses at the university, you will use either MLA or APA style. The former is common in the humanities, and the latter is common in the sciences. Many web resources exist to help you with styles and formatting, and the official manuals of all the major styles are available for your reference at the front desk of the J. W. Martin Library.
See the resources below to learn about various styles: