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First Year Seminars: Citations & Help

Citing Sources

cite it! written on lined 3 by 5 notecardEach course you're taking this semester may ask for a different citation style. If it's unclear on your assignment, ask your professor.

The good news is that the library can help you with any citation style. If you're not sure how to cite something properly, just stop by the Research Help Desk on the main floor, ask via online chat, or send an email to It can get confusing; we're happy to help!

Online Guides to Common Citation Styles

Here are online guides for some of the most common citation styles. See the library's citation guide for more help, including links to the official style manuals and software to help with citations.

APA - American Psychological Association


MLA - Modern Language Association


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