There are always 2 places to cite . . .
- In-text (located after a sentence)
- Full reference (located at the footnote section)
There are 2 stages for citation . . .
- Check for plagiarism
- No need if common knowledge, e.g. sky is colored blue
- Must cite if not (cite if not sure to be safe)
- Check discipline type and cite accordingly (can use citation tools to cite)
|APA||Psychology, education, social sciences|
|Chicago A||History, humanities|
|Chicago B||Sciences, social sciences, humanities|
|Turabian||Humanities, social sciences, sciences|
|AAA||Anthropology, social studies|
There are three main types of citation . . .
- Parenthetical citation: You put the source reference in parentheses directly in your text. This usually includes the author’s last name along with the publication date and/or the page number.
- Note citation: You put the source reference in a footnote or endnote.
- Numeric citation: You number each of your sources in the reference list and use the correct number when you want to cite a source.
- Scribbr – APA; MLA
- Citation Machine® – ACS; APA; Chicago; Harvard; MLA
- BibMe™ – ACS; AMA; APA; Chicago; Harvard; IEEE; MLA; OSCOLA; Turabian; Vancouver
Swaen, B. (2021, May 31). Citation Styles Guide: Which Citation Style Should You Use? Retrieved July 14, 2021, from https://www.scribbr.com/citing-sources/citation-styles/