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New Student Guide to Library Services: Citation Styles

Learn about the RCC Anne Moss-Biggs Library and the ins-and-outs of information literacy

Citation Styles

The citation style you choose to use will depend on the style your instructor prefers, or the subject area in which you are doing research.

Style manuals provide specific guidelines on how to format the elements of your citation, including the order of the elements, punctuation, spacing, proper page layout, use of quotations, and more.

The library offers several resources for citing your materials. Most materials may be found by asking at the Circulation Desk as these are likely reference materials.

Online Citation Assistance

In addition to in-house library resources, there are several sources available on the web that are reputable for providing citation style information.  Check out the following resources for guidance as well. Ultimately, follow your instructor's directions when writing your assignments and research papers.


APA Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online (Quick Guide)

Easy Bib (Write Smart)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)