When referencing the work of others in your own research, it is necessary to give credit to the original source.
The major citation styles (below) provide a structure to citing sources when writing in a discipline.
Most citation styles utilize two elements:
There are several citation styles, but the most frequently used on campus are MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles. The library maintains copies of each print style guide in the Reference Collection on the main floor, organized by the call numbers below.