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Citation Tools and Tips

Learn how to use the library's citation tools and resources!

An Introduction to Citation Styles

An image of the spines of several style handbooks (Chicago, MLA, CSE, APA)

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When creating your citations and references, pay attention to what citation style your instructor has required for the assignment. The most common styles are MLA and APA, though Chicago is also used in some courses, like history, and AMA style is used in many health science disciplines. DiPietro Library has print copies of most style guides. You can also navigate the tabs on the left to find tips, links to style resources, and the links to the style guides in our catalog.