The form of citation and documentation you use depends on the department for which you are writing your paper.
Ask your professor which style to use. Reserve a writing conference to work with a writing center tutor on using and citing sources in research papers. Tutors have hard copies of style manuals to use in conferring with students on citations. Come to the 3rd floor of the Thomason Library for your conference. See Writing Resources for information on integrating quotations into your papers.
Professors at Presbyterian College prefer the following documentation styles in their classes:
The English Department prefers the Modern Language Association style (MLA).
Psychology and education prefer the American Psychological Association style (APA).
- APA from University of Wisconsin
- APA Formatting and Style Owl at Purdue
- Tutorial on APA Style
- APA Style from Bedford/St. Martins
History and religion prefer Chicago Style.
- Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide
- Chicago/TurabianUniversity of Wisconsin
- Chicago Style Bedford/St. Martins
The sciences may prefer one of the following styles.
Citation generators create your reference list and in-text citations for you after you type in the information about a source.
Your word processing software may also allow you to choose the documentation style and prepare the citations for you. Look for end of articles from the Internet for the information you need.