A citation style dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting. There are a number of different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style sometimes depends on the academic discipline involved.
MLA (Modern Language Association): Commonly used within the Liberal Arts and Humanities.
APA (American Psychological Association): Social Sciences, such as Psychology, Linguistics, Economics, and Criminology.
ASA (American Sociological Association): Style used by students (and scholars) in Sociology.
Chicago/Turabian: Generally used by History and the Fine Arts.
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