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Citing sources correctly is important to any research project, whether it be a paper, presentation, or speech. Citation styles govern more than just the 'Works Cited' page. They provide guidance on citations, in-text citations, formatting the paper, title pages, and more. Each style has slightly different formatting, but most require the same information. The following guides and tools will help you format your projects correctly.
Not sure which citation style you should use? Check out your syllabus or assignment. Not there? Check this guide to see our best guess. This page also links out to guides on additional citation styles not listed below.
Citation Machine is a basic citation generator that includes a variety of citation styles including but not limited to APA, MLA, AMA, SBL, Chicago, and Turabian.
Step 1: Video
Let's start with the most difficult to evaluate type of source: websites. This video will walk you through two different websites and the evaluation criteria. How we answer or satisfy each criteria might differ for each source.