How To Cite
Generally, your instructor will recommend a citation style for you to use.
American Psychological Association (APA) style is the most commonly used citation style in the Social Sciences, and is occasionally used in the Humanities as well.
Modern Language Association (MLA) style is a commonly used citation style in the Humanities, especially in Literature.
Chicago or Turabian style, from the University of Chicago, is often used in the Humanities, especially History, and is very occasionally used in the Social Sciences. The Chicago style offers two systems for quoting references: a footnotes/endnotes bibliography system (Humanities) and an author/date system (Social Sciences).
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