Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017     Views: 83

There are many different citation styles that continue to evolve as technology and varieties of resources increase. Generally, a citation style is established by a ruling body, typically one of a specific profession or subject area, and provides rules and conventions that best fit the types of sources used by that profession/subject area.

Be sure to check with your professor as to what citation style is required for each assignment!

Common citation styles include:

  • APA Style (most often used in the disciplines of the social sciences, nursing, and business)
  • MLA Style (most often used in the disciplines of the humanities, literature, foreign language and cultural studies)
  • Chicago Style (most often used in the disciplines of history and religion)

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