Citing Sources

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 Neville Hall 206 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).

History and religion prefer Chicago Style.

The sciences may prefer one of the following styles.

  • CBE University of Wisconsin
  • CSE StyleBedford Books/St. Martins

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.

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