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Citing Sources & Style Guides: Intro

Help for citations


When you write a research paper, you need to document where you found your information.

There are several major (and many more minor) styles used for formatting citation information. Use the resources in this guide to help you properly format your paper according to the style specified by your professor.

This page covers general guides covering multiple styles. Additional pages focus on specific citiation styles:

APA: American Psychological Association Style

MLA: Modern Language Association Style

Chicago/Turabian Style

AMA: American Medical Association Style

CSE: Council of Science Editors

Other Styles & Topics

General information

This is the assigned text for VMI's ERH courses and contains basic citation information for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. We've got a copy on reserve.

You can also find some online guides that may help you with citations in various styles.

Writing Guides, including Annotated Bibliographies

These resources go beyond citations to cover writing process in general--and annotated bibliographies in particular.

VMI Writing Center

Want some help with your writing?

Visit the VMI  Writing Center to meet with a consultant who can help with many steps of your writing process.

Help from a librarian

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