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Citation Style Chart  

A PDF document from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) comparing the three major citation styles that you are likely to encounter as a student: APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual Style (CMS). 

 
Introduction
As a college student, you will be required to conduct research and write papers for many of your classes. To be successful in this, you will need to know how to properly document the sources you use.

Why is it important to cite? Citing information that you use in your paper or assignments is important for two reasons : 
  • It allows you to provide credit to the author of the original work.
  • Allows the reader to verify the information you presented. 
Click on the tabs above to learn about the two major citation styles, and the tools that can help you organize and properly cite the sources you consult in your research. 
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Contact:

Milan Kolundzija
Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian

 219-473-4376
 mkolundzija@ccsj.edu 

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Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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What is APA ?
The APA or American Psychological Association citation style is a set of standards and rules for writing and formatting papers in the social sciences. The style establishes guidelines for properly documenting sources used in research and requires both in-text citations and a list of references at the end of the work. 

Source : 

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ 
 
Learning APA
Refer to the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" on the right, as well as the online resources below for information on how to properly format and document sources according to APA guidelines.  

APA Formatting and Style Guide
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ 

Learning APA Style
http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx?tab=5  

Best of the APA Style Blog: 2015 Edition
http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2015/09/best-of-the-apa-style-blog-2015-edition.html 
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Several copies of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" are available in the library. Click on the image above or here to view the location of the manual in the library. 
 
What is MLA ?
The MLA citation style is a set of rules and guidelines established by the Modern Language Association for documenting sources used in research and is used in the liberal arts and humanities.

Source:
Brizee, A., Seas, K.(2016, August 05). MLA Overview and Workshop. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/675/01/
 
Learning MLA
Refer to the resource below for information on how to properly format your paper and document sources using the MLA citation style. 

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ 
 
Need Help?



Contact:

Milan Kolundzija
Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian

 219-473-4376
 mkolundzija@ccsj.edu 

Cite in EBSCO
When viewing an article in the library's online databases, you will notice a "Cite" tool on the right hand side of the page (see below). 



The "Cite" tool automatically creates a citation for the article you are looking at in several citation styles including APA and MLA. When you click on "Cite," find the citation style that matches your professor's requirements, and copy it into your references page. 

NOTE: Although the tool described above can be helpful, always make sure to check each citation you are copying against official citation guidelines.
Other Tools
Several free tools are available to help you organize and create citations.

Easybib (EDU)
https://edu.easybib.com/auth/coupon  
Use code "Calumet199​" to register. 

Zotero
https://www.zotero.org/ 

Bibme
http://www.bibme.org/

NOTE: Always make sure to check each citation you create against official guidelines.