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Wellesley guide to citation

Check out our full guide to the major citation styles, tips on writing with sources, and citation tools:

http://libguides.wellesley.edu/citation

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What citation style should I use?

Use the style recommended by your professor or choose one of the major styles below based on the discipline for your paper:

Citation Style MLA Chicago APA
Manual MLA Handbook 8th ed thumbnail Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. thumbnail APA Publication Manual thumbnail
Discipline Used in literature, arts, and the humanities

Notes & Bibliography system used in history, arts, and humanities

Author-Date system used in sciences and social sciences

Used in psychology and other social sciences