Style Guides

Part of doing quality research is crediting your sources. Style guides provide standards for these citations and references.

The two main style guides are published by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). The style guide that you are required to follow depends on your area of research and your teacher’s expectations.

MLA APA CMS (Chicago)
English
History
Languages
The Arts: Visual Arts, Drama, Music
Business
Design & Technology
Education
Geography
Mathematics
Physical Education/Health
Science
Social Sciences
History
Humanities

The Style Guide pages on this site will help you with:

  • Citations for quotes, paraphrases or statistics within the text of your report
  • The list of resources that you used: MLA calls this Works Cited, while APA calls this the References
  • Expectations for text and paragraph formatting

References