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How to Cite Sources

A citation is the information you need to find and cite a specific publication, usually including an article's title, author, journal title (also called source), date, volume, issue, and page numbers.

For a general guide, see Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online.  

Sources - Use and Acknowledgment - from Dartmouth College

The styles covered in this guide are:

**Note: ALWAYS consult a style manual to create citations! Do not rely on the examples on these pages!

More on Citation Styles

  • APA (American Psychological Association)
  • APSA (American Political Science Association)
  • CSE (Council of Science Editors)
  • Chicago Style (and Turabian)
    • Chicago Style from The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
    • Chicago Manual of Style
      • Frequently Asked Questions from the University of Chicago Press.
      • Examples of citing electronic resources in Chicago Style at the bottom of the page.
  • MLA Style (Modern Language Association)
    • MLA Style from The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
    • MLA Style from the Modern Language Association (MLA)