APA, Chicago, and MLA Citation Styles

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Note: Used most commonly for Education, Social Science, and Natural & Health Sciences courses

Sample Citations

For complete explanations and additional examples, refer to the APA Publication Manual and the APA style website:

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Print copies are normally available at the LaGuardia Reference Desk (request by title) and in the Reference Collection at REF BF 76.7 .P83

Since the physical library is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, find information online by clicking on one or more of the following resources:

1. appropriate links in this style guide

2. the APA Style website:

American Psychological Association. (2020). APA style: Style and grammar guidelines. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines.

3. the Purdue OWL:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). (n.d.). APA style (7th ed.): APA style introduction. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

Please note: Rule numbers in this guide refer to the Publication manual (7th ed.).

Note: Used for some English and Humanities courses

Go to The Chicago Manual of Style Online Guide

Note: Used most commonly for English and Humanities courses

At the end of your paper, you must provide an alphabetical listing of all the works you have cited in your paper (“Works Cited”). This requirement includes both work you have actually quoted and work you have summarized or paraphrased. The information is arranged alphabetically according to the author's last name or (when there is no author identified) by title.

To start creating your “Works Cited” list, USE OUR COMPLETE LIST OF EXAMPLES.

General information:

  • MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
    Copies are available in LaGuardia Reference at REF LB2369 .G53 2016; and on Reserve behind the Circulation Desk – request by title

For more information, including sample papers, see also:

  • MLA Style Center. Modern Language Association of America, 2016, style.mla.org.

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