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How do I cite sources?

Access our APA, MLA, and CMOS citation style guides to learn the basics of citing resources using the major citation style guides.

American Psychological Association (APA)

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. 

UHD WRC APA Style Introduction

UHD WRC APA Style Sample Literature Review

UHD WRC APA Style Sample Annotated Bibliography

UHD WRC APA Style Sample Research Paper


Modern Language Association (MLA)

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. 

UHD WRC MLA Style Introduction

UHD WRC MLA Style Sample Literature Review

UHD WRC MLA Style Sample Annotated Bibliography

UHD WRC MLA Style Sample Research Paper


Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

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. 

UHD WRC CMOS Style Introduction

UHD WRC CMOS Style Sample Literature Review (Notes-Bibliography-Format)

UHD WRC CMOS Style Sample Literature Review (Author-Date-Format)

UHD WRC CMOS Style Sample Annotated Bibliography

UHD WRC CMOS Style Sample Research Paper (Notes-Bibliography-Format)

UHD WRC CMOS Style Sample Research Paper (Author-Date-Format)

For additional assistance with citing in MLA, APA, or Chicago, visit Purdue OWL's online guides.


WRC Video Tutorials

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 Video Tutorials listing.


For opportunities to work on grammar outside of the Writing & Reading Center, visit Grammar Book for grammar rules, exercises, quizzes, and tests.

UHD Library Self-Help Online Tutoring Resources

For UHD's library resources on research and writing, including helpful websites and writing guides.

Faculty Resources

​Sample Syllabi Insert

As you prepare your syllabi for this semester, please consider including information about the tutoring offerings of the Writing & Reading Center. The blurb below is a suggestion for inclusion in your syllabi. Feel fre​e to edit or to add to as you see fit.

The Writing & Reading Center (WRC)

The Writing & Reading Center (WRC) will be offering excellent online writing support all semester. Schedule a one-on-one tutoring appointment with a highly trained WRC tutor who can help you improve your document and your writing ability. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday 9 am to 7 pm and Friday-Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Additionally, you can also submit essays through our WRC Dropbox service where a tutor will examine your document and provide audio feedback within three business days. Visit the WRC website at to learn more about our services, schedule an appointment, and access writing resources. If you have further questions, email us

Sample Prompt Language

You can insert the below statement in your assignment prompts. If there is a particular aspect of the assignment on which you would like students to focus, feel free to include that in the statement.

​I recommend visiting the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) at any stage of this assignment. To start, visit the WRC website at​ to learn more about their services, schedule an appointment, and access APA/MLA/CMOS online resources. If you have further questions, email directly at​

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