How do I cite sources?
APA, MLA, and CMOS citation style guides to learn the basics of citing resources using the major citation style guides.
APA Style describes rules for the preparation of manuscripts for writers and students in social sciences, such as Psychology, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics, and Criminology, Business, and Nursing.
The Modern Language Association (MLA) is an organization responsible for developing MLA format, often called MLA style. MLA format is a means for researchers, students, and scholars in the literature and language fields to use a uniform way to format their papers and assignments. MLA documentation style is used in scholarship throughout the humanities, especially in English studies, modern languages and literature, comparative literature, literary criticism, media studies, cultural studies, and related disciplines.
The Chicago Manual of Style (also known as CMOS or CMS or Chicago) is a style guide for American English published by the University of Chicago Press since 1906. The seventeen (17) editions of the guide have prescribed writing and citation styles popularly used in publishing till today. It is one of the most notable and widely used style guides in the United States.
For additional assistance with citing in MLA, APA, or Chicago, visit Purdue OWL's online guides.
We have tutorials on navigating Purdue OWL for MLA and APA, and we also have a tutorial on navigating UHD's library databases. To access these tutorials, go to our
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For opportunities to work on grammar outside of the Writing & Reading Center, visit
Grammar Book for grammar rules, exercises, quizzes, and tests.
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