Check with the instructor who will be grading the paper to learn required citation styles.
Consider using a citation tool to keep track of your references or citations in your research. Both Zotero and RefWorks have tutorials for more help. Note: UWP has subscribed to RefWorks, and UWP users need to access this tool through the library’s page.
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Often your instructor will tell you what citation style he or she wants you to use, such as APA or MLA styles. Otherwise, different disciplines have unique styles that are preferred.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a website with a list of citation styles by discipline, as well as a discussion of different styles.