Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017 Views: 344
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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