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; just ask at the Reference Desk to locate the guide you need.